Notepad++ plugin for Lua scripting capabilities. This provides control over all of Scintilla's features and options with a light-weight, fully-functional programming language.
Major features include:
- Assign Lua functions to shortcut keys
- Register callback functions for events
- Full Lua 5.3 functionality
- Interactive console with auto-completion
- Requires no special permissions
Install the plugin using the Notepad++ Plugin Admin, or you can manually download it from the Release page and extract the zip into your
LuaScript provides an interactive console for running Lua commands. This can be shown by
Plugins > LuaScript > Show Console.
LuaScript looks for the
\plugins\config\startup.lua file and automatically runs it on Notepad++ startup. You can easily edit this file via
Plugins > LuaScript > Edit Startup Script. You can include any commands you want to immediately execute on program startup, as well as register any additional shortcuts or callbacks.
Registering New Shortcuts
Registering Callback Functions
Scripts can also register functions to be called when certain events occur, such as a file being opened, text being modified, etc. Each callback provides a different set of parameters. See the documentation for callbacks to see the entire list of possible events and parameters provided.
The code has been developed using Visual Studio 2017. To compile the code:
- Open the
F7and that's it!
For convenience, Visual Studio automatically copies the DLL into the Notepad++ plugin directory.
This code is released under the GNU General Public License version 2.