#403 external text editor

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2012-09-26
2005-08-04
Anonymous
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it would be nice if there was a possibility to use an
external text editor in the dev-c++, this would answer
many of the feature requests here. Personally I would try
to connect notepad++ keeping its own coloring
schemese, regexps and so on...

Discussion

  • Punnu
    Punnu
    2005-08-06

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    That would be a very cool feature indeed.

     
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    The IDE would be poorly served by an external editor because
    the IDE wouldn't be able to control anything. Notepad++ (SF)
    is a superb editor mainly because the Scintilla (SF) edit
    control that N++ uses is miles ahead of anything else in
    it's class, including SynEdit (SF), the edit control that
    Dev-C++ uses (AFAIK). I just did the 30 second tryout of
    Programmer's Notepad and again, Scintilla and Notepad are
    miles ahead.

    I think what you're asking is for IDE to drop the SynEdit
    control and switch to Scintilla, an oft requested feature.

    Keep in mind that because N++ and Dev-C++ both watch for
    file changes from other programs, you can use N++ right now
    with only minimal hassle. I do this when I need something
    that the IDE editor can't handle easily.

    You might also be asking for Dev-C++ to provide a plugin
    interface so we can easily implement our own text
    transforms. I'm having fun building a large plugin for N++
    so I get to use Scintilla extensively. Scintilla is nifty
    but no editor can beat an editor that you get to write your
    own quick-n-dirty transforms.