« Top reasons to upgrade | Main | In Search of Stupidity »

IntelliJ IDEA : Smart little things for HTML editing

For those who write HTML code in IntelliJ IDEA: rejoice!
There's a new feature in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 ("Demetra") that you would love once you try it, just as we do. Simple and absolutely essential:

Delete pair tag by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete.

Very useful when you have

  • long links with many attributes

  • several embedded block items

  • text with a lot of inline elements

Just place cursor on a tag and Ctrl+Shift+Del instead of looking for the closing tag.
And of course, it works the other way round - you can delete a starting tag by Ctrl+Shift+Deleting its closing pair.


And so... what's the expected release for IJ 6.0? Don't worry, I won't hold you guys to it, I'm just wondering what the ballpark is! I'm trying very hard to get my work to spring for licenses and the embedded WebLogic 9.0 support would be a HUGE selling point...

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)