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#1 Heretic Monkey

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:01 AM

A while ago, my friend sent me a file entitled NotePad2.exe . I used it for about a week, and found it invaluable when writing code for my Java class at ncsu. To me, it seems just like Notepad, only more advanced (without being overly complicated). One of the biggest things i like about it is the syntax highlighting for whatever language you're working on. I haven't tried it for many other languages, but once you save the file as, say ".java", it'll highlight certain parts.

Here's a screencap of it in action:

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It's still incredibly simple and sleek, but with a few added options that made it awesome to me. I noticed in another thread that a lot of coders were still using Notepad, and i was wondering if they've ever seen Notepad2. If so, what are your opinions towards it in relation to other coding programs?

EDIT: BTW, the code in the shot was from a basic java program to create an HTML coded calendar (the html code was in a different class).

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:32 AM

I use Kwrite in Linux and it has the same feature.
You can also collapse and expand code segments.
I have line numbers turned off.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:38 AM

Hello,

Yes, I also have been using Notepad2 for some time, in fact, it takes the place of Notepad for good. I aggree fully about the syntax highlighting, staring at screens all day is bad enough without that extra little help.

To enable access to Notepad2 via Right-Click menu in Windows Explorer here is the original article with instructions.

http://steve.wedevelop.net/archives/000252.html


You can also follow this short guide to replace the default Notepad, with Notepad2.....I have had it for almost two years with no probs, but I can't promise the same on every PC..

http://blogs.msdn.com/omars/archive/2004/04/30/124093.aspx


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