Friday, May 25, 2012

Notepad++ - Source Code Editor for Programmers

If you trying to edit several programming languages like C, C++, C#, Java, XML, PHP, HTML, or JavaScript, then you might use different code editors for each language. Notepad++ is a source code editor software and a substitute for old Windows Notepad, which supports various programming languages, running in Windows environment.

Notepad++ is an intense editing component, written in C++, which guarantees high execution speed and lesser program size. It is user-friendly with very low CPU usage, power consumption and high performance.

How Notepad++ is different from Windows WordPad and Notepad?
  1. With Notepad++, you can manage or work on several documents simultaneously i.e., Tabs, whereas in WordPad or Notepad, it is not possible.
  2. The interface is more advanced and simpler compared to Windows Notepad or WordPad, with all the coding tools placed on menu bar.
  3. Built-in Spell Checker which is very useful.
  4. More visually appealing than Notepad or WordPad.

Supported Programming Languages:

C            C++             Java         C#            XML    HTML
PHP        JavaScript    RC File    makefile    NFO    doxygen
INI file    Batch file      ASP        VB/VBS    SQL    Objective-C
CSS        Pascal         Perl          Python       Lua      Unix Shell
Fortan     NSIS          ActionScript

More Features:
  • Installation file size is small (just 5.53MB).
  • Multi-Document or Tabbed Interface.
  • WYSIWYG Printing and Editing.
  • Multi-View.
  • Multi-language environment supported.
  • Syntax Folding and Highlighting.
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting.
  • Document Mapping.
  • Get suggestions while typing or Auto-completion.
  • Zoom in and Zoom out.
  • Bookmark option.
  • Macro recording and playback.
  • Perl Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) Search/Replace.
  • And many more advanced features.

Download the latest version Notepad++ for free at its official website. Notepad++ is supported in all major MS Windows environments such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98 and NT.