Monday, February 7, 2011

Create Easy Code With Notepad ++ 5.8.7

Notepad ++ 5.8.7 is available for free, this software is source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL Licence.

Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. Moreover,the interface is much simpler compared with some of its competitors. A familiar row of icons with their mouse-over labels sits at the top, and one row of tabs is just below that. The rest of the screen is made of nothing but pure white space. All the coding tools live in the menu bar, with some represented on the toolbar. Users can compile and run macros, convert text to Hex, submit directly to W3C for validation, launch in Firefox and IE, and more. There's also a built-in spell-checker. Some of useful features are:
  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag 'N' Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback 
  • Fix a regression bug: the notification message boxes were not modal. It can be ignored by user then cause wrong input characters.
  • In order to reduce the confusion, new "Mark" tab for "Mark all" feature is made in Find/Replace dialog.
  • Make "Fide what" and "Replace with" fields larger in Find/Replace dialog.
  • Make message dialogs in Notepad++ translatable (in progress).
  • Change user manual format from chm to html.
  • Make minimalist installation available in installer. 
  1. First think first, notepad++5.8.7 is compatible with system requirements like windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/XP and need about5.29MB empty space as well as high internet connection.
  2. Now, find the download icon below and save it into your folder location (please remember where you save it), then Double click the file notepad to start installing process.
  3. the next step, select the language that you wish to use throughout the installation process and click on OK.
  4. In the Notepad++ setup wizard thus opened, click on the Next button to continue the installation process.
  5. In the next step of the wizard, you have to accept the License agreement by clicking on the I Agree button
  6. furthermore, you have to choose a location or a destination folder where you would like to install the software. Select a location of your wish using the Browse button and click on the Next button.
  7. In the next step of the Wizard, click on the Install button
  8. The installation process may take a couple of time to complete and during the course of installation, the following progress window will be displayed on your screens.
  9. Once the installation is complete, click on the Finish button. Watch also video installation process here. Good Luck   



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