How to modify text of empty file editor window through plugin




when all files are closed , a default empty file editor shows up in intellij idea 

it has the text 
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I have a custom action working fine now.
when the action is performed , can i change the text of the empty file editor ?


Hi Karan,

This is painted by com.intellij.openapi.fileEditor.impl.EditorEmptyTextPainter. There is no open API for changing this and it is not recommended to do this in a hacky way, as it is a core IDE feature and changing it could destroy user experience.

What is your use case. Why do you want to change it?


thanks for answering 

actually sir 

I wish to open markdown file editor when a custom action is clicked 

the markdown editor should have a preview mode as well .

i have seen the preview is shown in the center .

maybe i need to use the editor for markdown and try to have a tool window for the preview of the markdown.




I'm not sure I understand what you want to achieve.

Markdown support and the preview of Markdown file are available in IDEs out-of-the-box.

You can open a Markdown file programmatically with com.intellij.openapi.fileEditor.OpenFileDescriptor.


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