Other editors have a feature where highlighting text and pressing a quote character will wrap the selected text in quotes rather than overwriting it. I wrote an IDE script to do the same and more. It will quote selected text, handle multiline text by inserting “EndOfLine” and insert matching quotes with your cursor between them when no text is selected.
const kQuote = """" dim s as string s = SelText dim eol as string if s.InStr( &u0D + &u0A ) <> 0 then eol = &u0D + &u0A elseif s.InStr( &u0D ) <> 0 then eol = &u0D elseif s.InStr( &u0A ) <> 0 then eol = &u0A end if if eol <> "" then dim lines() as string lines = Split( s, eol ) s = join( lines, kQuote + " + EndOfLine + _" + eol + kQuote ) end if s = kQuote + s + kQuote dim start as integer start = SelStart SelText = s SelStart = start + 1 SelLength = s.Len - 2
I assigned it to cmd-shift-’ (aka cmd-"). If the script name is “Wrap In Quotes.xojo_script”, on the Mac you can use System Preferences -> Keyboard to assign the keyboard shortcut by creating an App Shortcut for Xojo with the entry “File->IDE Scripts->Wrap In Quotes.xojo_script”. Or you can use the Xojo Preferences.