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Fixed tabs not kept when pasting from phpStorm

Jake B.

Well-known member
#1
If I paste code directly from phpStorm it doesn't seem to keep the tabs in place. For example pasting the first few lines of XenForo_Application into Redactor shows this:

PHP:
<?php
if (!defined('XENFORO_AUTOLOADER_SETUP')) { die('No access.'); }
/**
* Base XenForo application class. Sets up the environment as necessary and acts as the
* registry for the application. Can broker to the autoload as well.
*
* @package XenForo_Core
*/
class XenForo_Application extends Zend_Registry
{
const URL_ID_DELIMITER = '.';
/**
* Current printable and encoded versions. These are used for visual output
* and installation/upgrading.
*
* @var string
* @var integer
*/
public static $version = '1.5.1';
public static $versionId = 1050170; // abbccde = a.b.c d (alpha: 1, beta: 3, RC: 5, stable: 7, PL: 9) e
But, if I paste it into Sublime, then copy and paste it again it behaves properly like this:
PHP:
<?php

if (!defined('XENFORO_AUTOLOADER_SETUP')) { die('No access.'); }

/**
* Base XenForo application class. Sets up the environment as necessary and acts as the
* registry for the application. Can broker to the autoload as well.
*
* @package XenForo_Core
*/
class XenForo_Application extends Zend_Registry
{
    const URL_ID_DELIMITER = '.';

    /**
    * Current printable and encoded versions. These are used for visual output
    * and installation/upgrading.
    *
    * @var string
    * @var integer
    */
    public static $version = '1.5.1';
    public static $versionId = 1050170; // abbccde = a.b.c d (alpha: 1, beta: 3, RC: 5, stable: 7, PL: 9) e
This has been driving me crazy for quite some time now :p
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
I'm not going to immediately close this as a duplicate but it is likely the same as this:

https://xenforo.com/community/threads/redactor-is-no-longer-maintaining-tabs.54615/

There is a workaround of course. Certainly in Chrome you can right click and "Paste plain text" which is what I always do and this maintains the tabs.

You can also paste it into the Insert Code editor overlay and this will also maintain the tabs.

With all this in mind I don't think we can do much more.
 

Jake B.

Well-known member
#3
Here's what I get with the 'insert code' overlay:

PHP:
<?php

if (!defined('XENFORO_AUTOLOADER_SETUP')) { die('No access.'); }

/**
* Base XenForo application class. Sets up the environment as necessary and acts as the
* registry for the application. Can broker to the autoload as well.
*
* @package XenForo_Core
*/
class XenForo_Application extends Zend_Registry
{
const URL_ID_DELIMITER = '.';

/**
* Current printable and encoded versions. These are used for visual output
* and installation/upgrading.
*
* @var string
* @var integer
*/
public static $version = '1.5.1';
public static $versionId = 1050170; // abbccde = a.b.c d (alpha: 1, beta: 3, RC: 5, stable: 7, PL: 9) e
and with 'Paste and Match Style' (the only option it gives on right click other than just 'paste') it seems to work in redactor:
PHP:
<?php

if (!defined('XENFORO_AUTOLOADER_SETUP')) { die('No access.'); }

/**
* Base XenForo application class. Sets up the environment as necessary and acts as the
* registry for the application. Can broker to the autoload as well.
*
* @package XenForo_Core
*/
class XenForo_Application extends Zend_Registry
{
    const URL_ID_DELIMITER = '.';

    /**
    * Current printable and encoded versions. These are used for visual output
    * and installation/upgrading.
    *
    * @var string
    * @var integer
    */
    public static $version = '1.5.1';
    public static $versionId = 1050170; // abbccde = a.b.c d (alpha: 1, beta: 3, RC: 5, stable: 7, PL: 9) e
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
The code overlay works for me, though I never use that as the Paste and match style trick works for me as a workaround.
 

Jake B.

Well-known member
#5
Thanks for the response though, much less hassle than having to open Sublime any time I want to paste something from phpStorm :)
 

Daniel Hood

Well-known member
#6
@Jake B. Are you on a mac or pc? I'm a pc and my pasting from phpStorm works fine:

PHP:
public static function parseQueryString($string)
    {
        parse_str($string, $output);
        if (function_exists('get_magic_quotes_gpc') && get_magic_quotes_gpc())
        {
            self::undoMagicQuotes($output);
        }

        return $output;
    }
Might be a setting (you can have the tabbing actually be spaces or other white space options).
 

Jake B.

Well-known member
#7
@Jake B. Are you on a mac or pc? I'm a pc and my pasting from phpStorm works fine:

PHP:
public static function parseQueryString($string)
    {
        parse_str($string, $output);
        if (function_exists('get_magic_quotes_gpc') && get_magic_quotes_gpc())
        {
            self::undoMagicQuotes($output);
        }

        return $output;
    }
Might be a setting (you can have the tabbing actually be spaces or other white space options).
OS X 10.11. For PHP I have my tabs set as actual tabs, but it does the same thing with Ruby when I have tabs set as spaces :\

Code:
module Admin
class FaqController < AdminController
before_action :set_faq, only: [:show, :edit, :update, :destroy]
end
end
But apparently @Chris D had this issue before, and it isn't something they can fix
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#8
Mike is going to take another look at it but there's definite similarities between the issues. Hopefully we'll come up with something :)
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#9
I have managed to improve this, though the way the HTML gets exposed is a little strange:
  1. Tabs actually come in as 3 spaces.
  2. Leading tabs (white space?) that is equal between all lines is automatically and silently removed (so there will always be a character at column 1).
Regardless, I have fixed this and another bug where blank lines in the pasted output would be removed (not rolled out here yet but it will be soon).