Anyone know of a "cool, or nice looking" text editor for C++?

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    Anyone know of a "cool, or nice looking" text editor for C++?

    Anyone know of a "cool, or nice looking" text editor for C++?
    Most text editors out there are ugly, and look like a... just an
    original text editor.

    Is there any editor out there that has a comfortable look and
    feel?

    And is the embedded Microsoft Visual C++ editor the only editor
    that can list class methods, and members as you call on the class?
    For example, lets say "Demo" was an object of some class, and
    I wrote:

    Demo. // After the dot, the editor would then list all the members/methods I can use.

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    well, SciTE at Scintilla.org is quite nice, but only because it has a very light interface and quick color-syntaxing. It also has a number of programming languages embedded into it, plus you can add to it.

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    Re: Anyone know of a "cool, or nice looking" text editor for C++?

    Originally posted by knave
    And is the embedded Microsoft Visual C++ editor the only editor that can list class methods, and members as you call on the class? For example, lets say "Demo" was an object of some class, and I wrote:

    Demo. // After the dot, the editor would then list all the members/methods I can use.
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    I use the VC++ one, but I also love to use Crimson Editor (do a search on google for it). Its great, It supports sytax highlighting for a lot of languages (and its customizable), and I THINK theres a way to pass what you write onto a compiler (ie to DJGPP or something).

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    VIM is a great editor for windows. It works like VI but has plenty of other additional tools. The best thing about it is that it supports syntax highlighting for almost every possible language. I counted about 100 before I gave up, but it is a great editor. Of course, if you are not used to using VI under a unix environment, it may be a little to much to handle.

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    Some other nice editors:
    CrimsonEditor, www.crimsoneditor.com/
    ConTEXT, fixedsys.com/context/

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    CodeWright is currently my favourite: www.codewright.com

    It's certainly the most customisable.

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    My personal favorite, open a windows command prompt and type edit . it's da coooolest.

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    When I'm not using the built-in MSVC++ editor, I use Jen's File Editor which I found at TheFreeCountry.com. (The link to Jen's seems to be dead at the moment.) I like this one 'cause I can customize the highlighting. (I made the curly-brackets and semicolons red!) You can also print-out line numbers if you wish.

    I don't think Jen's will list class methods and members

    I work with a couple of guys who like Slick Edit, but it's NOT free!
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    Vim--the best text editor since earth ever been.

    >> if you are not used to using VI under a unix environment

    It's very worth to learn it.
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    Re: Anyone know of a "cool, or nice looking" text editor for C++?

    Originally posted by knave
    Demo. // After the dot, the editor would then list all the members/methods I can use.
    Bloodshed software's compiler Dev-C++ can do that (and sometimes does it just to annoy me... I believe it's www.bloodshed.com

    In addition, you can have it color keywords, string literals, comments, the whole works. It is a whole compiler, but you can tell it to use a different command line compiler in the settings. It's also free (GNU Public License) and that's never a bad thing.

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