Features


Application Features

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  • View and edit muliple documents at the same time, by splitting horizontaly and verticaly the window
  • Lot of plugins: Embedded terminal, SQL plugin, build plugin, GDB plugin, Replace in Files, and more
  • Multi-document interface (MDI)
  • Session support

General Features

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  • Encoding support (Unicode and lots of others)
  • Bi-directional text rendering support
  • Line ending support (Windows, Unix, Mac), including auto detection
  • Network transparency (open remote files)
  • Extensible through scripting

Advanced Editor Features

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  • Bookmarking system (also supported: break points etc.)
  • Scroll bar marks
  • Line modification indicators
  • Line numbers
  • Code folding

Syntax Highlighting

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  • Highlighting support for close to 300 languages
  • Bracket matching
  • Smart on-the-fly spell checking
  • Highlighting of selected words

Programming Features

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  • Scriptable auto indentation
  • Smart comment and uncomment handling
  • Auto completion with argument hints
  • Vi input mode
  • Rectangular block selection mode

Search & Replace

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  • Incremental search, also known as “find as you type”
  • Support for multiline search & replace
  • Regular expression support
  • Search & replace in multiple opened files or files on disk

Backup and Restore

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  • Backups on save
  • Swap files to recover data on system crash
  • Undo / redo system