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venn.nvim

Draw ASCII diagrams in Neovim.

Installation

Install using your prefered method:

Plug 'jbyuki/venn.nvim'
use "jbyuki/venn.nvim"

Usage

  • set virtualedit=all or set ve=all. This will allow you to freely move the cursor in the buffer. (see help virtualedit).

  • Enter in Visual Block mode using <C-v>. Select the region where the box should be.

  • Invoke :VBox. This will draw a rectangle. In case, it has a width or a height of 1, it will draw a line.

Key Mapping

Using hydra.nvim

Draw diagrams

For a more in-depth configuration: #27

Using toggle command

You can map :VBox commands to allow different ways of drawing lines.

Use the following function in your neovim config to toggle drawing lines on HJKL directional keys to allow for faster creation of diagrams:

-- venn.nvim: enable or disable keymappings
function _G.Toggle_venn()
    local venn_enabled = vim.inspect(vim.b.venn_enabled)
    if venn_enabled == "nil" then
        vim.b.venn_enabled = true
        vim.cmd[[setlocal ve=all]]
        -- draw a line on HJKL keystokes
        vim.api.nvim_buf_set_keymap(0, "n", "J", "<C-v>j:VBox<CR>", {noremap = true})
        vim.api.nvim_buf_set_keymap(0, "n", "K", "<C-v>k:VBox<CR>", {noremap = true})
        vim.api.nvim_buf_set_keymap(0, "n", "L", "<C-v>l:VBox<CR>", {noremap = true})
        vim.api.nvim_buf_set_keymap(0, "n", "H", "<C-v>h:VBox<CR>", {noremap = true})
        -- draw a box by pressing "f" with visual selection
        vim.api.nvim_buf_set_keymap(0, "v", "f", ":VBox<CR>", {noremap = true})
    else
        vim.cmd[[setlocal ve=]]
        vim.cmd[[mapclear <buffer>]]
        vim.b.venn_enabled = nil
    end
end
-- toggle keymappings for venn using <leader>v
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap('n', '<leader>v', ":lua Toggle_venn()<CR>", { noremap = true})

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