Preview Handler suggestion

SyntaxEditor for Windows Forms Forum

Posted 7 years ago by Robert Muir
Version: 12.1.0300
Avatar

It would be great if there was an easy way to use SyntaxEditor as a Windows preview handler, eg a sample project. I'd like to include this functionality in my product.

I'd image this would be quite popular among customers, as would allow custom languages to be displayed properly in Windows File Explorer and Outlook, etc.

I think it would also make good freeware, like CodeHilighter.

Here's an example

http://www.smartftp.com/client/addons/sourcepreview

Thanks

Comments (2)

Answer - Posted 7 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Avatar

Hi Robert,

Doing previews with SyntaxEditor is pretty trivial since you just need to swap in one language or another based on what file extension the file is.  You can set the document to be read-only so that the user can't modify it.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 7 years ago by Robert Muir
Avatar

I agree that bit is trivial, its building a preview handler with SyntaxEditor thats the problem. I tried a while ago and gave up. Thats why if you guys did it it would be easy to all your customers to use it.

Perhaps its not clear what a preview handler actually is?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163487.aspx

Thanks

[Modified 7 years ago]

The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0341) was released 7 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

Add Comment

Please log in to a validated account to post comments.