C editor (syntax coloring)

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    C editor (syntax coloring)

    Can you guys tell me where I can find just an editor for C that I could use... I'd like it to have good syntax coloring, but not be too big is size.

    I've wasted a ton of time searching for one on the net, but most of them are 30-day trial version an such...

    I use DevC++ as an editor/compiler and it works great, but I don't like the editor part of it... the spacing just SUCKS.

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    Have you tried looking under the menu Options -> Environment Options? You can change a whole lot about how that works in Dev-C++ there, including indentation stuff. I know the feeling, a good editor is hard to find sometimes. The only ones I really like are old Amiga environments for other languages... *sigh*
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    What really gets to me is the spacing in DevC++, because the tabs do some weird jumping around and all the white space is filled with a bunch of spaces... those who use it robably know what I'm talking about. I'm pretty sure I got the latest version of it too, because I just checked for an update recently.

    What I would really like is to find an easy to use nice-and-little editor that doesn't take up much space so I could you it for writing the programs.... I'm really a newbie to all this myself, but DevC++ compiles well, all I need is a good editor.
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    Use the drop down menu "Options", and select "Environment Options". Now click on the "Editor" tab. To make tabs tabs and not spaces, deselect the option: "Tabs to Spaces". To remove the smart indentation, deselect the option: "Auto-Indent". To get rid of smart tabs completely, deselect "Use smart Tabs". To customise the default spacing of the tabs, use the "Number of space for a tab" text box.

    Explore this area a bit. There are tons of options from syntax color, to fonts, to how the windows behave, to scrolling etc..

    Hope that helps.

    -Justin
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    Try the Vi Editor for Windows (ported from Linux!)
    They got marvelous spacing and colored editing screen.
    But you got to learn the commands first (kinda hard to remember...)
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    I think that the best IDE is the one from Visual C++ 6, followed by RHIDE (I love this one).

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    hmmm... i'm using bc45's editor, much like dev-cpps... [or rather i should say the viceversa...]... it has an option 'cursor through tabs' which i find ivaluable in your situation... perhaps dev-cpp has a similar option... i'd have used dev-cpp but it does not support interrupts... i'd have used emacs/rhide but i don't like text based editors when i need to manage code in a project... i'm still in search for an editor that supports 3rd party compiler usage... [i might go so far as to learn, gulp, windows, so i can do this...]... so, still searching! any help? thanks!
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    Jen's File Editor

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    heeey!!! thanks!

    -luv... doubleanti...

    PS, my oh my this has everything i need... wow... you coulda told me sooner!
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    Thanks! This one has just about all that I need (The Jen's one), and isn't too big size-wise...

    Gonna get home and take a better look at it tonight.

    =D

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