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Daniel
01-18-2003, 09:06 PM
Hi,

I am making a C# editor and I would like to know what kind of features do you like to see?

Thank You

Aran
01-18-2003, 09:07 PM
on the fly error detection, ala JBuilder 7.

Imperito
01-18-2003, 09:41 PM
To quote Einstein, Keep it simple, as simple as possible, but no simpler.

EDIT- But to quote Tim Holder, The simpler it is, the harder it is.

What I look for in an editor is it being vi. So long as that condition is met, I'm happy.

Necrodeemer
01-19-2003, 02:40 AM
Something that Bill ates and his cronies haven't tried to put their hand in to mak it more "User Friendly"

face_master
01-19-2003, 03:34 AM
Yeah VI rules. Make a VI clone but with syntax highlighting for C#

Shiro
01-19-2003, 04:05 AM
>on the fly error detection, ala JBuilder 7.

That kind of things and other things like being able to attach several compilers and other tools to the editor or being able to add new language files are usefull, but that would make it an IDE, not an editor.

Things I look for in editors for one specific language:
- a simple and intuitive layout
- syntax highlighting
- automatic identation
- making use of templates (for example standard function headers)

face_master
01-19-2003, 04:06 AM
>> automatic indentation

Yes, thats a must-have

RoD
01-19-2003, 07:31 AM
all the above, and please god, no lame little paper clip guy.....

/* maybe line numbering?
*/

face_master
01-19-2003, 07:51 AM
line numbering only if its needed. for example, in MSVC++ the numbers arn't needed cause if u double click on an error/warning it highlights it for you.