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3 stars out of 5
· 2/3/2016
Is it possible to highlight words yourself?

I am learning psuedocode and it's getting hard to look at. I want to continue to use regular text documents, I don't mind having to highlight words myself. I doubt I will make anything too big until I'm working with a real code.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/15/2016
Needs an update for Windows 10

-- Could you add a split view so we could look at multiple files at once? I love the app, but it appears that it's still designed for "Windows 8". Would love to see an update with it more geared toward Windows 10 with the proper syntax highlighting, etc.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/18/2016
Cursor !!

Cursor is not visible sometimes. Annoys me.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/4/2016
Update to Win 10 and add LaTeX?

LaTeX would be awesome here. Don't know how easy/hard it is for you guys to add new file types though. Also an update to Win 10 would be good, so I didn't have to hunt for that annoying bottom/top menu bar.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/17/2015
100% Rating...Really Awesome!!!!

Very useful app, compact and full support for all coding... seems MS Store is finally getting the true grip of what users need. Whoever created this app..WELL DONE!!!

5 stars out of 5
· 2/1/2016
Many Formats!

This app is amazing. It supports many formats, and I don't have to have ten different editors on my computer now. Very good app! -------------- Cannot save to network directories though (it might just be for me).

5 stars out of 5
· 1/19/2016

Neat, clean, beautiful

1 stars out of 5
· 1/29/2016
Well, that was pointless.

I was hoping it'd let me into more than just one type of file so I can view it's programming. It says "All Files", but then it just only lets you view just about all of the ones you can already choose. Don't download this if you're looking for ways to view the programming of your apps.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/6/2016
Great for windows 10

Great app I use it mainly to open up files to do a quick edit incase I find a quick glitch with my product

5 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015

I love the app it is great to use and free to feel . thanks to whoever created it l. Love it while coding...

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  • Over 20 syntax-highlighted file types supported including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, C#, VB, C++, ASP, PHP, Markdown, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, and many other common languages
  • Some file types support advanced editing features like code outlining, syntax errors, text formatting, quick info, color previews, auto-case correct, etc.
  • Create new documents, browse to open any accessible document (local, SkyDrive, etc.), and easily reopen recent documents
  • Chromeless UI editing surface that only shows caret position and scrollbars
  • Scrollable tabbed document interface to switch between open documents
  • Open documents are persisted between app sessions
  • Modified documents are flagged
  • Find and replace, go to line, and document properties panes
  • Document print support with numerous options
  • Touch-based selection support, and a plethora of keyboard shortcuts
  • Live tile that displays the names and save state of open documents
  • Integrates with Settings charm for access to configuration options
  • Supports sharing of document or selected text with other apps via the Share charm
  • Supports other Windows Store apps sharing text or files with Code Writer via the Share charm
  • Detailed documentation that describes all app functionality
  • Snapped mode view support for working side-by-side with other apps
  • File associations allow the app to be used as a default editor for various file types
  • Options for theme, font family/size, line numbers, word wrap, current line highlight, delimiter highlighting and auto-complete, web color previews, whitespace characters, tabs/spaces, line ends, etc.
  • Options to add custom file extensions for file types, and disable file types you don't work with
  • Run the app and open files using the codewriter:// protocol

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Version 2.4 adds more user-requested features to Code Writer: ADDED: Quote delimiter auto-completion for most file types. ADDED: Support as a share target for text from other apps. ADDED: Support as a share target for known file types from other apps. ADDED: Character encoding option for UTF-8 with no signature. ADDED: When opening non-Unicode files, the default character encoding specified in Editor Settings is used as appropriate. ADDED: Improved international support with better caret/selection movement and delete and backspace functionality around multi-byte Unicode characters. FIXED: Document-specific character encoding wasn't taking priority over default.

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