Code editors

Essential features

  • Configurable key-shortcuts
  • Convenient search and replace interface
    Includes:
    • Speed - slow processing is annoying.
    • Easy accessible key-shortcuts. Without enjoyable and quick access, no fun!
    • Highlighting of search matches. Side bar to highlighting file wide matches.
    • Easy browsing matches.
    • Syntax folding to hide unrelated code during search
  • Regular expressions
  • Code templates
  • Running external applications
    • Open the current folder the file is in with the explorer
    • Binarize/Pack the current folder the file is in to pbo
    • Launch A1 with the modfolder that current file is in (build pbo first)
    • Binarize/Pack pbo of the current folder, if file is in subfolders
    • Check current config/script file for error -> put errors in new tab
    • Execute code formatter on the current file (cfgconvert + uncrustify)
    • Stage/commit current file
    • Push current repos
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    • Fixing case sensitivity for arma commands/config keys
    • Open BIKI for current selected command
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    • Open BIF/OFPEC/newsites/DH
    • Open current project space main page / ticket list
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    • Launch compare
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    • Open rpt/server_rpt
  • Syntax coloring/highlighting
  • Code completion
  • Syntax folding
  • Brace and indent guideline highlighting
  • File navigation
  • Macro recording and playback
  • Spell checker
  • Tabs/Multi-View

Tools matrix

Tools

Source: 35 useful source code editors reviewed

Notepad++

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EditPadPro

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  • Commerical: 40€ single license, 33€ for 5+ users (see full pricing overview).

UltraEdit

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PSPad

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Crimson Editor

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Emerald Editor

Open source improved mod of the Crimson Editor.

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Komodo Edit

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E - TextEditor

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WeBuilder 2008

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Programmer’s Notepad

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Scintilla and SciTE

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Vim

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