COBOL Editor

Syntax Expansion

Expands common block structures (if, for, try, ...) when the initial keyword is typed. For example, when "if" is typed followed by a space, SlickEdit inserts the parentheses for the condition and the braces. You can define additional structures to be expanded.

Defs Tab

SlickEdit's Defs Tab gives you a powerful overview of the currrent file, showing all the functions and globals in a file and highlights the function that the cursor is currently in. Double clicking an item will take you there immediately. List items alphabetically or by line number.

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Syntax Indent

When you press Enter in SlickEdit, the cursor does not just go to the beginning of the line. It goes where it belongs. This works even for complicated statements.

Dynamic Surround

Surround existing lines of code with block statements or tags. Dynamic Surround allows you to expand a block after syntax expansion, using the arrow keys to move the end of the block up or down. Surround With allows you to select lines and then choose a block structure or tag.

Embedded CICS

If you have CICS embedded in your COBOL code, you will have no problem with it as SlickEdit will support it with both color coding and tagging.

Code Templates

Use to automate the creation of common code elements, like a standard class implementation or design patterns. You can create templates for a whole file or multiple files.

Code Templates