Overwriting a selection with a large block with more than 2300 lines generated by script fails

Overwriting a selection with a large block with more than 2300 lines generated by script fails

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    Jun 22, 2016#1

    UltraEdit Professional Text/HEX Editor
    Version 23.00.0.59

    I use the menu "Advanced->Play Script" to run the JavaScript "jsFormatPlus.js". (This script can format the selected JavaScript code.)

    If the reformatted JavaScript code is more than about 2300 lines, UltraEdit.activeDocument.write(code); fails to overwrite the existing selection in active file.

    Please see attachment for the script file and the example code file.
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    Grand MasterGrand Master
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      Jun 23, 2016#2

      This is indeed an interesting issue. I could reproduce the wrong behavior on writing the large block into active file with overwriting existing selection also with UE v22.20.0.39 on Windows XP. I suggest to report this issue by email to IDM support as this is obviously a bug in code of UltraEdit.

      But I have also good news for you. There is a workaround which I use in my scripts always for writing large text blocks into a file as being faster than using write command.

      Replace in your script the 2 lines

      Code: Select all

        code = js_beautify(base_code);
        UltraEdit.activeDocument.write(code);
      by the following lines

      Code: Select all

        var nActiveClipboard = UltraEdit.clipboardIdx;
        UltraEdit.selectClipboard(9);
        UltraEdit.clipboardContent = js_beautify(base_code);
        UltraEdit.activeDocument.paste();
        UltraEdit.clearClipboard();
        UltraEdit.selectClipboard(nActiveClipboard);
      
      The large block is now pasted via user clipboard 9 into the file replacing the existing selection which works always. The contents of active clipboard is not modified except the active clipboard is user clipboard 9 and reselected before exiting the script.
      Best regards from an UC/UE/UES for Windows user from Austria

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        Jun 23, 2016#3

        Thanks
        it works well
        I will report this bug to IDM support.