# Snippet¶

Snippet is designed to facilitate the repeated input of some words.

## Snippet Management¶

You could manage snippets via the Tools dock widget.

In this panel, we could:

1. Create a snippet;
2. Open snippet folder;VNote uses a folder in the configuration folder to store all the snippets and use configuration file snippet.json for management. Each snippet corresponds to one file.
3. View and edit the information about a snippet;
4. Sort and delete snippets;
5. Apply (insert) a snippet into the editor;

## Define A Snippet¶

A snippet contains:

• Snippet Name
• Identifies a snippet. It is also the name of the corresponding file in the snippet folder.
• Snippet Type
• Plain text or HTML. Currently only plain text is supported.
• Shortcut
• You could designate one of the 26 characters (a to z) to insert snippet quickly.
• Cursor Mark
• VNote uses Cursor Mark to mark the position of the cursor after applying a snippet. Should appears only once in the Content.
• Selection Mark
• VNote uses Selection Mark to mark the position to insert the selected text before applying a snippet. Selection mark could appear multiple times in the Content. After applying a snippet, all the selection marks will be replaced with the selected text.
• Content
• The content of the snippet which will be inserted at the position of current cursor while applying a snippet.

## Apply A Snippet¶

### Snippet Panel¶

Place the cursor at the proper position and double click a snippet in the snippet panel to apply a snippet.

### Shortcuts¶

You could use Captain Mode to apply a snippet quickly. In edit mode, press Ctrl+E S to activate snippet selection dialog, which shows all the snippets with shortcut defined. Press the corresponding shortcut key to apply a snippet.

## Examples¶

### Insert Code Block with CPP¶

cpp
@@



<!-- $$@@ -->  ### Tag for Color¶ <font color=red>$$@@</font>


Or:

<mark>@@</mark>