Snappy Snippets is a code snippet organiser for use with any programming, scripting or markup language. Ideal for use with HTML, PHP, CSS, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Java, RealBasic etc...
There is a blank database installed with the application.
To add your first snippet
Click on the 'Language' text box and enter the name of the language the snippet relates to. e.g. PHP or Visual Basic
Click on the 'Category' box and enter a category name, this can anything you choose. e.g. Databases or Controls
Click on the 'Item' box and enter an 'Item' name, this can be freely chosen. e.g. MySQL or ListBox
Click on the 'Description' box and enter a description, this will appear in the tree view. e.g. Connect or Sort Columns
Finally enter your code snippet in the main text area and click the save button.
The tree view will refresh and your snippet will appear in the tree. The tree branches are managed by the program and created or removed according to the items you have entered. All items must be under 3 levels of branch :- Language, Category and Item.
Navigating the tree
You may navigate through the tree by using the mouse or keyboard.
Clicking on the plus/minus signs expands and contracts the associated branch.
Double clicking on a branch name expands or contracts the associated branch.
Single clicking on a snippet name opens that snippet in the text fields on the right side of the window.
Double clicking on a snippet name opens that snippet in the text fields on the right side of the window and copies it to the clipboard.
Pressing the Up and Down arrow keys moves the highlight up and down the tree view.
Pressing the Right arrow key while a branch is highlighted expands that branch.
Pressing the Left arrow key while a branch is highlighted collapses that branch.
Pressing the Right arrow key while a snippet is highlighted opens that snippet in the text fields on the right side of the window.
Pressing the Left arrow key while a snippet is highlighted opens that snippet in the text fields on the right side of the window and copies the snippet to the clipboard.
Clicking the Copy button, selecting copy from either the main menu or contextual (right click) menu on the snippet text area will copy the contents of the text area to the windows clipboard ready for pasting into another application. If some text is selected in the snippet text area then only the selected text will be copied, if there is no selected text then all the text will be copied.
Clicking the Paste button, selecting paste from the main menu or the snippet text area contextual menu will paste the contents of the clipboard to the snippet text area. You may also drag text to and from the snippet text area.
Clicking the notepad button or selecting it from one of the menus will open notepad and display the current snippet. This is to allow you to leave a snippet open in notepad while looking at other snippets in Snappy Snippets.
Clicking on the search button or selecting it from the menu will open the search window, for more details see the search window section.
Saves the current snippet to the database. If the word New appears in the bottom right corner of the window then this will be a new snippet added to the database, if a number appears in the bottom right corner then this will be an amendment to the existing snippet.
This option deletes the current snippet from the database, the current snippet is the one displayed in the text boxes on the right of the window. This is not necessarily the same as the one selected in the tree view.
Trims all spaces from the start and end of each line in the snippet.
Fix End of Lines
Replaces any end of line characters in the current snippet with the windows standard Carriage Return and LineFeed.
Displays this help page.
Opens the authors web site in the default browser.
In the search window there is a text box where you enter some text to search for, you can select the fields to search by checking the tick boxes below the search text. Click on the search button to search for the text. Once a search has been executed the list will show all matching snippets. Click on a listed item to show it in the main Snappy Snippets window.
File security and back ups
It is strongly recommended that you back up your snippets database regularly, the file to back up is named 'ss.ssd'. If you want to restrict access to the snippets database use the windows security features to achieve this.
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