Toby Toby - 1 month ago 11
Java Question

Read and Write to current editor pane from IntelliJ plugin (plugin-dev)

Is it possible to get the current editor pane and edit the contents from an IntelliJ (IDEA) plugin?

I'd like to for example, select some text in the current editor and overwrite it with my own.

I've got this far;

Editor editor = FileEditorManager.getInstance(event.getProject()).getSelectedTextEditor();
VisualPosition position = editor.getCaretModel().getVisualPosition();
Document document = editor.getDocument();
document.insertString(position.column, Character.toString(text.charAt(offset)));


where
event
is
AnActionEvent
coming in from the
AnAction
class.

but it doesn't update the editor panel.

Any pointers much appreciated.

Answer

Please see http://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/IDEADEV/IntelliJ+IDEA+Architectural+Overview for some general guidance.

It would be easier to answer your question if you specify your exact usecase.