Yeah, I am taking in a C++ Programming class at my local high school. At the school they have Visual C++ 6. Which I have found to be a very friendly environment, especially the color coded editor, for most people it doesnt make a whole lot of a difference, but for me, it just makes it a lot easier. Unfortunately, I do not have the privelage of having the Visual C++ 6 app at home, and we are expected to do a considerable amount of our work at home. What I am asking, is if anyone knows any freeware/shareware apps that mimic the internal editor in Visual C++, just one with similar color coding, auto-indenting, etc. etc. I am sorry if it seems like im poluting your message board, but ive been looking for a few weeks with no success, and i am pretty desperate.