Block|End Selection

(available in EditPad Pro only)

After using Block|Begin Selection, you can select End Selection from the Block menu to select the text between the current position of the text cursor and the position stored by Begin Selection. You can use End Selection as many times as you want after using Begin Selection. The selection made by End Selection always starts at the same position, until you use Begin Selection again. If you want to make a rectangular selection, select Block|Rectangular Selections from the menu before selecting End Selection.

The End Selection command works slightly differently when selections are persistent. Then it is possible that part of the file is already selected, without the text cursor being positioned at the end of the selection. In that case, End Selection selects the text between the starting position of the current selection and the position of the text cursor. If the new ending is inside the old selection then the selection shrinks. If the new ending is further away from the beginning than the old ending then the selection expands. If the new ending is above the beginning position when the old ending was below the beginning, or vice versa, then the selection pivots around the beginning position. If you want to expand rather than pivot the selection, use Block|Expand Selection instead.

Using End Selection when there is a persistent selection does not affect the position remembered by Begin Selection. That position is still used when there is no selection.

If you use the menu item or toolbar button to invoke this command then it is invoked on EditPad’s main editor, where you edit files. If you press the shortcut key on the keyboard, it is invoked on whichever editor is showing the text cursor (vertical blinking bar), whether that’s the main editor, the search box, or the replace box.

See Also

Block menu
Block|Persistent Selections
Block|Rectangular Selections
Block|Begin Selection
Block|Expand Selection
Block|Between Matching Brackets
Block|Go to Beginning
Block|Go to End