Notepad++ is a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the M$ Windows environment.Notepad++ is designed to be a freeware replacement for Notepad. This project, based on Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component) and written in C++ with pure win32 api (i.e. without MFC, 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’re still some bugs and missing features. If you have any question or suggestion about this project, please drop me a mail, I’ll love to hear from you. As well, if you have any feature request, you can always do the demand, but there’s no warranty that I’ll implement it.
Here are some key features of "Notepad++
· Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
If you have a colour printer, print your source code (or whatever you want) in colour.
· Style Configurator
For each style in every supported language, user can change the background/foreground colour, the font, font size and font style ( bold or Italic ) via the Style Configurator Dialog.
User Define 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.
· 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. 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 supported
· You can search 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).
New in this Version:
- Make installer update contextMenu.xml (backup the old one then override it with the new one).
- Fix lastRecentFileList localization issue.
- Add readonly change status notification for plugin system.
- Fix Styler Configurator user extension handler.
- Add ChangeMarkers plugin in installer.
- Add theme description in installer.
- Fix "Find in files" crash bug.
- Focus (switch to) the dirty document while asking to save unsaved document when user close Notepad++.
- Fix the bug while giving command C:NppDir>notepad++ (w/o quote), npp try to open file "notepad++".
- Enlarge regconition of clickable link from "http://" to any URI.
- Fix the bug while changing the language list in Style Configurator, the "Save and close" button is enabled.