Notepad for developers

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

This project is mature. However, there may be still some bugs and missing features that are being worked on.

Here are the features of Notepad++ :

Supported Languages:

Supported languages :

C C++ Java C# XML HTML
PHP CSS makefile ASCII art (.nfo) doxygen ini file
batch file Javascript ASP VB/VBS SQL Objective-C
RC resource file Pascal Perl Python Lua TeX
TCL Assembler Ruby Lisp Scheme Properties
Diff Smalltalk Postscript VHDL Ada Caml
AutoIt KiXtart Matlab Verilog Haskell InnoSetup

If you have a colour printer, print your source code (or whatever you want) in colour.

It allows user to define his own language : not only the syntax highlighting keywords, but also the syntax folding keywords, comment keywords and the operators.

You can edit several documents at the same time.

You have two views at same time. That means you can visualize (edit) 2 different documents at the same time

You can search and replace one string in the document by using the regular expression.

You can open a document by drag & drop. You can also move your document from a position (or even a view) to another by drag & drop.

The user can set the position of the views dynamically (only in 2 views mode : the splitter can be set in horizontal or in vertical)

If you modify or delete a file which opened in Notepad++, you will be notified to update your document (reload the file or remove the file).

Zoom In and Out

Multi Language


When the caret stay beside of one of those symbol { } [ ] ( ) , the symbol beside of caret and its symmetric opposite symbol will be highlighted, as well as the indent guideline (if any) in order to locate the block more easily.

You can save several macros and edit their keyboard shorcuts for the next use.

Here is the link


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2 Responses to “Notepad for developers”

  1. Windows Password Dumper « Raheel’s Blog Says:

    […] you want to edit the Password Dumper, you can edit the code using NotePad++ and then run the batch file to compile he code. Before that you have to install […]

  2. mbt Says:

    You do not have to change any settings at this point.

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