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Introducing the ABL Editor : Tasks : Writing ABL code : Using assistance features : Using code-completion assistance : Using auto-bracketing
Using auto-bracketing
With auto-bracketing enabled, when you entering the first of two paired elements, the matching element is automatically inserted to the right of the cursor. Auto-bracketing works with:
*Double and single quotation marks
*Brackets and parentheses ( "{", "[", "(")
Note the following:
*When you type a single or a double quote mark, the ending quote mark is automatically added. If you start typing in between quote marks and add another ending quote mark, the additional quote mark is not added.
*You can delete an ending character that is automatically added, for example an ending quote mark, by pressing Backspace.
*If you want to insert a quote mark inside existing quote marks, type ~ and add another quote mark.
To enable the insertion of matching elements:
1. Choose Window > Preferences to open the Preferences window.
2. Choose Progress OpenEdge > Editor > Assistance to display the Assistance page.
3. Select the Auto-bracketing option.