SlickEdit adds VS2010 support

2010 release also adds subword navigation, subversion history and file status and Google Web Toolkit support.
May 20, 2010 - 16:52
Feature Release

SlickEdit can be used as a stand alone development environment or as a complementary editor, SlickEdit provides programmers with a tool to create, navigate, modify, build, and debug code faster and more accurately. SlickEdit's useful features include Code Navigation, Preview Tool Window, References Tool Window, Syntax Expansion, Surround With, Auto-Completions and many more. SlickEdit automatically formats XML / HTML as you edit according to user-defined formatting schemes.

The following editions are available:

Updates in 2010

  • File Tabs Enhancements
    Now you can order the files tabs by most recently opened, most recently viewed, and by dragging and dropping to manually order the tabs. An icon has been added to the File Tabs tool window to display a list of open buffers so that you can select one to edit.
  • WinDbg Support
    You can now use the SlickEdit debugger front end with WinDbg, allowing you to debug applications on Microsoft Windows without having MS Visual Studio installed.
  • Set Options for All Languages
    SlickEdit now provides the capability to set many options for all languages instead of for each language you use.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Support
    SlickEdit has been updated to support changes to the project files introduced in Visual Studio 2010.
  • Subword Navigation
    To facilitate navigation, copying, and deletion within a symbol name, Subword Navigation will stop at words within CamelCased words, and also following an underscore or dash. This feature can be enabled for all languages by selecting Tools → Options → Editing → Cursor Movement and setting Subword Navigation to True.
  • Auto-Close and Overtype
    Typing an open parenthesis, square bracket, angle bracket, double quote or single quote will automatically insert the corresponding closing symbol. When the cursor is positioned in front of a closing symbol, typing the closing symbol will move the cursor after the closing symbol instead of inserting another closing symbol. This feature can be configured for each language.
  • Subversion History
    When using the Subversion source control tool, SlickEdit builds a version cache that allows us to quickly build and display a version history for the file, including branches.
  • Subversion File Status
    File trees and lists, such as the Project tool window, now display different icons next to file names to represent their status in SVN.
  • Eclipse Emulation
    An Eclipse emulation has been added that contains the key bindings for commonly used operations. To enable this emulation select Tools → Options → Keyboard and Mouse → Emulation.
  • Doc Comment Updates
    You can now update an existing doc comment to match changes made in the function signature.
  • Google Web Toolkit Support
    SlickEdit now includes support for the Google Web Toolkit, used to build browser-based applications. New Java and Python project types are provided to help build and deploy your code.
  • Outline View for XML
    The Defs tool window can now show a customizable outline for XML files. This displays the information you find interesting so you can better understand and navigate these files.
  • Notifications
    SlickEdit displays icons in the status line to notify you of actions being performed by the editor. A pop-up message is briefly displayed with additional information about that operation. Different notification icons are displayed for background tasks, feature notifications, and when the debugger is listening for a connection.
  • Product Improvement Program
    This feature collects anonymous information about your use patterns in SlickEdit. It reports on things like the languages, project types, and tool windows you use. This information will help SlickEdit to make better choices for future enhancements. No personally identifying information, source code, file names, project names, workspace names, or other confidential information is sent. You can opt out of the program using Tools → Quick Start Configuration or by selecting Tools → Options → Application Options → Product Improvement Program.

Additional Enhancements:

  • Backup History Enhancements
    Backup History now allows you to store a comment with any entry in the history list. This is helpful when you have a long list of revisions and you need to find a specific one.
  • Tagging for Properties Files
    Tagging is now extended to .property files to allow navigation between property references and their declarations.
  • Tagging for Docbook
    Docbook files are now tagged to allow navigation between elements with IDs (such as sect1 and sect2) and references to those elements (such as xref).
  • Language support
    Basic language support for Erlang, Haskell, F#: Color coding and basic tagging support is now offered for these languages.

About SlickEdit

SlickEdit Inc. provides software developers with multilanguage development environments and the most advanced code editors available. Proven across a wide range of programming languages and on Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms, SlickEdit products enable even the most accomplished developers to code faster and meet increasingly aggressive deadlines. SlickEdit is headquartered in the North Carolina Research Triangle area.

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