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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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2.3. Building .NET Applications Using Notepad++

Another text editor I'd like to quickly point out is the open source (and freely downloadable) Notepad++ application. This tool can be obtained from http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net. Unlike the simple Windows Notepad application, Notepad++ allows you to author code in a variety of languages and supports various plug-in utilities. In addition, Notepad++ provides a few other niceties, including the following:

  • Out-of-the-box support for C# keywords (including keyword color coding)

  • Support for syntax folding, which allows you to collapse and expand groups of code statements within the editor (similar to Visual Studio 2010/C# 2010 Express)

  • The ability to zoom in/zoom out text via Ctrl-mouse wheel

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