JavaScript Auto-Completion for Notepad++

Good code editors generally all share some common features such as syntax highlighting, tabs for editing multiple files, automatic tabbing to keep the same indentation level, and of course auto-completion. Notepad++ is a well known code editor that’s lightweight and extendable. Many people don’t realize, though, how to turn on auto-completion for this editor and ask me how I do it.

This is the reason I’m writing this tiny little article: especially on Youtube, I’m constantly being asked what plugin I’m using for JavaScript auto-completion in my videos. Well, the cool thing is that you don’t need a plugin at all. On the main menu go to Settings->Preferences. Then head on over to the Backup/Auto-Completion tab. Check the box labeled “Enable auto-completion on each input” and select the “Word completion” option.

That’s it! I know it’s nice that it’s really short and simple to enable this, but I also know that it sucks that this is such a short tutorial. Don’t worry. Next week we ought to be back to our regularly scheduled JavaScript tutorials. If you’re looking for a great gift for a JavaScript coding friend or family member, you could always help support this blog by purchasing one of the books I mention in the sidebar. Thanks, God bless and happy coding!

Author: Joe Zimmerman

Author: Joe Zimmerman Joe Zimmerman has been doing web development ever since he found an HTML book on his dad's shelf when he was 12. Since then, JavaScript has grown in popularity and he has become passionate about it. He also loves to teach others though his blog and other popular blogs. When he's not writing code, he's spending time with his wife and children and leading them in God's Word.