Posted 12 years ago by Ed
Version: 4.0.0248
Avatar
What is the maximum file size that SyntaxEditor can open/edit?

Also, what is the performance like while editing extremely large files (i.e. several gigabytes)?

I'm interested in things like: Does the editor get bogged down when doing a search for text in files that are this large? Does typing text into files of this size take a long time for each character to get placed in the control? Etc.

Thanks.

Comments (3)

Posted 12 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Avatar
If you have Document.LexicalParsingEnabled = false along with SemanticParsingEnabled = false and outlining off, SyntaxEditor should be able to handle pretty large files however you of course will lose syntax highlighting and other features. The core editing features will still be there so that it will perform like an enhanced textbox with all the nice commands found in VS.

SyntaxEditor is limited by memory and there is a Large File Handling topic that explains how best to configure it for large files, by turning off various features like what is described above. However we have not tested it with GB-sized files at all.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 12 years ago by Ed
Avatar
Thanks for the information.

What is the largest files that you have previously tested SyntaxEditor with?

Any chance that you'll be testing with GB-sized files any time soon?
Posted 12 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Avatar
Probably 100MB or so with the options turned off that are mentioned in that help topic. We're not really gearing SyntaxEditor to edit GB-sized files but it may be able to handle those if you turn those options off.

Since performance is often subjective and can widely vary based on systems, your best bet is to use the evaluation to try file sizes out yourself and see if the performance is satisfactory for you. And use that to determine if SyntaxEditor is the right match for your product.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0341) was released 3 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

Add Comment

Please log in to a validated account to post comments.