Rectangular copy/paste bug


I have an editor bug that I’d like to report. I attempted to do a rectangular copy and paste. The editor seems to do the selection and copy correctly, but not the paste. In my example, I want to copy numbers following the letters aaaa through eeee to ffff through jjjj.

I press Shift-Alt and select the region to copy, and then press ctrl-c to copy.

I then move the cursor to the area I want to past to and press ctrl-v. This is the result:

I’m expecting:


PlatformIO is an extension to the VSCode editor, it has no influence on the column-mode copy/paste of VSCode itself. Please report to Issues · platformio/platformio-vscode-ide · GitHub.

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Please report to GitHub - microsoft/vscode: Visual Studio Code

Hi Max and Ivan,

Thanks for the reply. I went to “GitHub - microsoft/vscode: Visual Studio Code”, took a look around and found several similar bug reports going back many years. It looks like it’s a known issue with a very very low priority, so I’m not going to clutter up the issues section reporting it again.