Code Writer v1.8 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro) - 2 comments
Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:39am


We just published v1.8 of Code Writer, our free text/code editor app, to the Windows Store.  Here's what's new…

Advanced JavaScript Editing

Code Writer has had basic JavaScript editing functionality since its first version.

Last month we announced that a JavaScript language add-on was being added to SyntaxEditor's Web Languages Add-on in the 2013.2 version of SyntaxEditor.  This same functionality is now available in Code Writer.


The advanced JavaScript editing features include:  code block selection, code outlining, delimiter auto-complete, smart indent, syntax error reporting, text formatting, and more.

Word Wrap

Word wrap has been desired by users for a while, and we've delivered it in this version.


Go to the Editor settings to see the new word wrap mode option.

Delimiter Auto-Completion

Delimiter auto-completion, described in this post, is where the user types a start delimiter and a related end delimiter is auto-inserted after the caret.  This is especially helpful when working on mobile tablets like a Surface since it means less overall typing is required to output the same code.

This new feature has been added to the the C, C++, C#, CSS, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, PowerShell, Python, RTF, Ruby, SQL, VB, and VBScript file types.


We've also added :

  • Search results scroll to the vertical middle if scrolling is needed.
  • Labels for documents opened from Box and Dropbox.


Many of these new features have been highly requested by users.

Go to the Windows Store to download Code Writer, and help us by tweeting about the app!

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Comments (2)

Posted 11 years ago by (Anonymous)
I'm a Programmer in JavaScript & JQuery.When I use your CodeWriter for developed my Website,I saw that it can't use any IME(Input Method) to input.. It's the most important for China\Corea\Japan developer..We need to write more Chinese\Korean\Japanese characters in our code.So we hope to support this feature.plz..thanks for this app.and for ur work.
Posted 11 years ago by Bill Henning (Actipro) - Actipro Software LLC
Hi Sera, We would LOVE to add IME support and have repeatedly asked Microsoft for assistance on this but haven't received any meaningful responses. I'm not sure it's even possible to add IME for a custom control (not a native Windows 8 TextBox or RichTextBox) that is written in C#, based on that API that are available in Windows 8. One of the threads we started on this very issue is here in Microsoft's forums. Please feel free to throw your support there: It would help if you explain that you really want to see IME support added in our custom code editor control. Perhaps if enough users ask there, they will be more forthcoming with assistance.

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