Step 1: Download and Install JSON Viewer Plugin
Notepad++ does not have native support for JSON formatting, but there are plugins available that can assist in formatting JSON code. One such plugin is the JSON Viewer Plugin which can be downloaded from the Notepad++ website or through the Plugin Manager.
To install the plugin, open Notepad++ and go to the Plugins menu. Select the Plugin Manager option and search for ‘JSON Viewer’. Click the checkbox next to the name of the plugin and then click the Install button. Once the plugin is installed, restart Notepad++ for the changes to take effect.
Step 2: Open the JSON File
With the plugin installed, open the JSON file you want to format in Notepad++. Go to the Plugins menu and select the JSON Viewer option. This will open a new window that displays the JSON code with proper indentation and color-coded syntax highlighting to make it easier to read and edit.
Step 3: Format the JSON Code
To format the JSON code, simply right-click anywhere in the JSON Viewer window and select the ‘Format JSON’ option. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl + Alt + Shift + J’ to format the code. This will automatically indent and organize the code in a readable manner.
Step 4: Save Changes
After making any necessary changes, save the formatted JSON file by going to the File menu and selecting Save or Save As.
In conclusion, formatting JSON code in Notepad++ can be easily achieved by installing the JSON Viewer Plugin and using the ‘Format JSON’ option. By following these simple steps, you can make working with JSON files much more efficient and enjoyable.