Code Writer v4.1 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:38pm

Code Writer v4.1 has been released to the Microsoft Store, containing a number of fixes for errors seen since the v4.0 release. 

What’s New

  • FIXED: Several errors that could cause crashes.

About Code Writer

Code Writer is a free text and code editing app, downloadable from the Microsoft Store, and is used by thousands of people each day.  Version 4.x requires the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later.

Want to get the latest news about Code Writer?  Follow our @CodeWriterApp Twitter account.

Want to chat with us about Code Writer?  Please register to join our Slack workspace and join the #codewriter channel once added.

If you are a Universal Windows app developer, you can download a free evaluation of our Universal Windows Controls to use in your own apps.  Code Writer makes use of our SyntaxEditor, Docking/MDI, PropertyGrid, and Editors controls.  SyntaxEditor is of particular interest because it lets you add advanced code and text editing to your own apps.

Code Writer v4.0 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:02pm

Code Writer v4.0 is a major update for Code Writer and is currently being published to the Microsoft Store. 

Since there have been so many improvements and updates made to the core editor control (which is our upcoming v2019.1 UWP SyntaxEditor control) as part of this release, we are gradually rolling the update out. 

What’s New

New features shown include zoomed text area and multiple selections/carets
  • ADDED: New version of the core text editor control with massive performance improvements.
  • ADDED: Multiple selections added via Ctrl+Click, each with their own caret.
  • ADDED: Support for cultural editing concepts like complex glyphs, bi-directional text, etc.
  • ADDED: Improved smooth inertia-based touch scrolling.
  • ADDED: Shift+MouseWheel horizontal scroll support.
  • ADDED: Pinch and Ctrl+MouseWheel zoom support.
  • ADDED: Ctrl++ zooms in, Ctrl+- zooms out, and Ctrl+0 resets zoom to 100%.
  • ADDED: Hold down a scrollbar's arrow for several seconds to cause scroll speed to increase.
  • ADDED: Drag and drop support.
  • ADDED: Improved logic for several edit commands.
  • ADDED: Improved IntelliPrompt UI in general, now with vector images.
  • ADDED: The Ctrl+W close command closes the app if no documents are open.

About Code Writer

Code Writer is a free text and code editing app, downloadable from the Microsoft Store, and is used by thousands of people each day.  Version 4.x requires the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later.

Want to get the latest news about Code Writer?  Follow our @CodeWriterApp Twitter account.

Want to chat with us about Code Writer?  Please register to join our Slack workspace and join the #codewriter channel once added.

If you are a Universal Windows app developer, you can download a free evaluation of our Universal Windows Controls to use in your own apps.  Code Writer makes use of our SyntaxEditor, Docking/MDI, PropertyGrid, and Editors controls.  SyntaxEditor is of particular interest because it lets you add advanced code and text editing to your own apps.

Code Writer v3.3 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:11pm

Code Writer v3.3 was just published to the Microsoft Store and should be available shortly.

What's New

  • Added: New documents will avoid name collisions with existing open documents.
  • Added: Support for opening ColdFusion files from Windows' Open With menu.
  • Added: Support for opening .config and .rst files from Windows' Open With menu.
  • Added: Copied clipboard text is kept on the clipboard after app exit.
  • Changed: Delimiter highlight background to improve visibility.
  • Fixed: Focus was not in the editor at app startup.
  • Fixed: Consolas was not selected as the default font for new installs.

About Code Writer

Code Writer is a free text and code editing app, downloadable from the Microsoft Store, and is used by thousands of people each day.  Version 3.x requires the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later.

Want to get the latest news about Code Writer?  Follow our @CodeWriterApp Twitter account.

Want to chat with us about Code Writer?  Please register to join our Slack workspace and join the #codewriter channel once added.

If you are a Universal Windows app developer, you can download a free evaluation of our Universal Windows Controls to use in your own apps.  Code Writer makes use of our SyntaxEditor, Docking/MDI, PropertyGrid, and Editors controls.  SyntaxEditor is of particular interest because it lets you add advanced code and text editing to your own apps.

Code Writer v3 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:21pm

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Reimagined Windows 10 Design

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The app is minimalist in nature, and while it does feature a side bar, the side bar can be collapsed by pressing the unpin button.  This affords a distraction-free environment while you edit text/code.

Code Writer has find/replace functionality, print/share support, advanced editing commands, and a wide array of settings. 

Summary

If you have the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later, download Code Writer for free from the Windows Store today to check out v3.0 and all it has to offer.  The new redesign has been a labor of love that has been in development for many months.  We're very pleased to get it out into your hands as a showcase of what you can do with Actipro's Universal Windows Controls.  Enjoy!

Want to get the latest news about Code Writer?  Follow our @CodeWriterApp Twitter account.

Want to chat with us about Code Writer?  Please register to join our Slack workspace and join the #codewriter channel once added.

If you are a Universal Windows app developer, you can download a free evaluation of our Universal Windows Controls to use in your own apps.  Code Writer makes use of our SyntaxEditor, Docking/MDI, PropertyGrid, and Editors controls.  SyntaxEditor is of particular interest because it lets you add advanced code and text editing to your own apps.

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Code Writer App Gets Its Own Twitter Feed

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:50pm

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Many of you are aware that we created a free text and code app named Code Writer that is found in the Windows Store.  It is an excellent tech demo of our commercial SyntaxEditor code editor control (available for all Microsoft UI platforms) and makes a great replacement for Notepad.

We're pleased to announce that we've just created a dedicated @CodeWriterApp Twitter account for the Code Writer app, making it easier to stay on top of the latest app news.

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Click the View button above to access the app's Twitter feed and be sure to Follow it!

About Code Writer

A bit of history about the app... Code Writer was one of the first high-quality Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store.  Its user interface was originally optimized and designed for full screen usage, making use of app bars, etc.  While the user interface is still clean and minimalistic, its current UI design needs rethinking for windowed usage in Windows 10. Even with a somewhat dated UI paradigm, the app is consistently rated well over 4 stars, which is a testament to the quality of the app.

We have started working on a revamped UI design for a future Windows 10 version and would love to discuss it with you, our users. Please register to join our Slack team and join the #codewriter channel once added so we can throw around ideas for Code Writer v3.0.