Is there a plugin for Notepad++ that works with Windows and automatically creates closing tags/brackets when writing HTML and CSS?

For example, when writing <ul> it would create some <li></li> and </ul> instantly.


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Notepad++ already has an option to do that. You just need to activate it under Settings -> Preferences -> Auto completion

  1. Check Enable auto-completion on each input (optional)
  2. Check html/xml close tag

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The screenshot is taken from Notepad++ version 6.5.1 (unicode)

  • this works for HTML but not CSS
    – user8496
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 19:52
  • How come you have such a dialog? I just installed the latest Notepad++ and I don't have the HTML option in the Preferences tab as in the picture. I need the HTML tag completion. Please what version is this?
    – davidXYZ
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 15:13
  • @davidXYZ The screenshot is taken from Notepad++ version 6.5.1 (unicode)
    – Tymric
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 15:29
  • Okay. I now see what happened. My company blocks most external websites. Every Google search result for Notepad++ download was blocked, including notepad-plus-plus.org. I thought I got around it when I found that I could access the Sourceforge result, however the version they have is only v5.9 (Build Time: March 2011). Oh well... Thanks. Edit: I was able to get the TextFX plugin and now I have the HTML auto-completion I was looking for.
    – davidXYZ
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 15:58
  • @davidXYZ Notepad++ is portable. So you could install it on a flash drive at home and bring it with you. I'm glad you found another plug-in. It might be worth posting it as another answer if it fits the question
    – Tymric
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 16:05

It's not plugin, it's NP++ internal function, as answered.
Also check out SynWrite - also with internal autocomplete and tag auto-close for HTML, CSS. See help topic about it -


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