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Notepad++ is a source code editor and Notepad replacement for Windows.

Notepad++ is a free (free as in "free speech", but also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement, which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.

This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL Licence.

This project is mature. However, as you can see it's a one-man-project, there are still some bugs and missing features. If you have any question or suggestion about this project, please post them on the forums. As well, if you have any feature requests, you can always make the demand, but there's no guarantee that I'll implement it.

You're encouraged to translate Notepad++ (if it is not present in the Download Section) and/or to translate the Notepad++ official site into your native language.

I hope you enjoy Notepad++ as much as I enjoy coding it.

Here are the features of Notepad++ :

   Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
Supported languages :

C   C++   Java   C#   XML   HTML
PHP   CSS   makefile   ASCII art (.nfo)   doxygen   ini file
batch file   Javascript   ASP   VB/VBS   SQL   Objective-C
RC resource file   Pascal   Perl   Python   Lua   TeX
TCL   Assembler   Ruby   Lisp   Scheme   Properties
Diff   Smalltalk   Postscript   VHDL   Ada   Caml
AutoIt   KiXtart   Matlab   Verilog   Haskell   InnoSetup

If you have a colour printer, print your source code (or whatever you want) in colour.

   User Defined Syntax Highlighting
It allows user to define his own language : not only the syntax highlighting keywords, but also the syntax folding keywords, comment keywords and the operators.

For most supported languages, user can make his/her own API list (or download the api files from dowload section). Once the api file is ready, type Ctrl+Space to launch this action. For more information about Auto-completion, please see Auto-completion HOWTO.

You can edit several documents at the same time.

You have two views at same time. That means you can visualize (edit) 2 different documents at the same time (screenshot). You can visualize (edit) in the 2 views one document at 2 different positions as well. The modification of document in one view will carry out in another view (i.e. you modify the SAME document when you are in clone mode.).

   Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
You can search and replace one string in the document by using the regular expression.

   Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
You can open a document by drag & drop. You can also move your document from a position (or even a view) to another by drag & drop.

   Dynamic position of Views
The user can set the position of the views dynamically (only in 2 views mode : the splitter can be set in horizontal or in vertical).

   File Status Auto-detection
If you modify or delete a file which opened in Notepad++, you will be notified to update your document (reload the file or remove the file).

   Zoom in and zoom out
That's another fantastic function of Scintilla component. Just see screenshot.

   Multi-Language environment supported
The Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew Windows environments are supported.

User can just click on the bookmark margin (located right side of line number margin) or type Ctrl+F2 to toggle a book mark. To reach the bookmark, type just F2 (Next bookmark) or Shift+F2 (Previous bookmark). To clear all bookmarks, click the Menu Search->Clear All bookmarks.

   Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
When the caret stay beside of one of those symbol { } [ ] ( ) , the symbol beside of caret and its symmetric opposite symbol will be highlighted, as well as the indent guideline (if any) in order to locate the block more easily.

   Macro recording and playback 

Categories: Office Applications - Source Code Editor - Text Editor - Windows


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