SlickEdit Core contains some of the most powerful editing and programming features available within any editing environment on the market today.  Core's mixture of power, speed, and flexibility allows even the most accomplished developers to write code faster and more accurately making it an indispensable plug-in for serious programmers.
 
List Members Auto-Completions Smart Line Selections
Code Navigation DIFFzilla: Editable, Dynamic Diff Tool SmartPaste®
Preview View Code Templates Syntax-driven Searching
References View Aliases Regex Evaluator
Syntax Expansion Comment Wrapping Emulations
Dynamic Surround and Surround With XML/HTML Formatting Recorded and Programmable Macros

 
List Members

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Typing a member access operator (for example, '.' in Java' or "->" in C++) displays a list of the members for the corresponding object or symbol. To access this feature on demand, press Alt+Dot.
Show Comments - Comments are displayed in a mini HTML window which supports rendering Javadoc, Doxygen, and XMLdoc comments. When a symbol has multiple definitions or overloads, and multiple sets of comments, the comments will indicate that you are looking at item "< 1 of n >". Click on the arrows or use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn to cycle through the comment sets.

Completion on Space - Pressing the spacebar when List Members is displayed will insert the longest unique matching prefix from the symbols in the list. For example, if the list contains FLAG_CHAR and FLAG_LONG, then typing FL completes the line of code up to FLAG_.
List Members

Code Navigation

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Use (Ctrl+Dot) to jump from a symbol to its definition. Use (Ctrl+/) to list all of the references for the current symbol and optionally jump to the first reference. These operations set a bookmark that can be popped to return you to the previous location (Ctrl+Comma).


Code Navigation

Preview View

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This view displays the definition of the current symbol and associated documentation in the editor window, allowing you to see the definition without having to open a separate buffer. The Preview also shows information for other windows, including the Class, Outline, References, and Symbols views.

Preview View

References View

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Displays the list of references for a symbol. Use (Ctrl+/) to open the References view for the current symbol, or you can type or select a symbol in the Symbol drop-down list. Click on a reference to preview it. Double-click to jump to it.


References View

Syntax Expansion

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Expands common block structures (if, for, try, etc.) 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.


Syntax Expansion

Dynamic Surround and Surround With

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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.


Dynamic Surround and Surround With
 

Auto-Completions

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Completions reduce keystrokes by automatically completing symbols as you type.


Auto-Completions

Editable, Dynamic Diff Tool (DIFFzilla®)

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Use to compare directories and files. When comparing files, the diff highlights the lines and characters that do not match. You can edit the files in the diff view using many of the features available in the editor window. The diff is automatically updated as you edit.


Editable, Dynamic Diff Tool

Code Templates

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Define templates for commonly used code, like standard class definitions or design patterns. You can create templates for whole files or multiple files. Add a template item to your current project by choosing File > New Item from SlickEdit Template from the main menu. You are prompted for values to substitute in the new instance as needed.


Code Templates

Aliases

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Define short names that can be expanded to insert text into a file or directory path in SlickEdit, using (Ctrl+Space). Aliases can automatically insert the date, time, cursor placement, or prompt for parameters.


Aliases

Comment Wrapping

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Formats block comments as you edit them, automatically wrapping based on your settings. Comment wrapping preserves comment border characters.


Comment Wrapping

XML/HTML Formatting

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Content in XML and HTML files may be set to automatically wrap and format as you edit according to user-defined formatting schemes. A formatting scheme is comprised of any number of XML or HTML tags, each of which can be configured individually for indent levels, wrapping, and tag structure.


XML/HTML Formatting

Smart Line Selections

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Line selections for single or multiple lines are pasted above or below the current line of code (depending upon "Line insert style" setting), saving you from tediously positioning the cursor at the beginning or end of a line prior to pasting the selected lines.

SmartPaste®

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Automatically formats line selections when pasted. The pasted code is formatted to match the indentation of the new location and the brace style adjusted to match your settings.

Syntax-driven Searching

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Use the Color Coding engine to reduce the number of false positives in your searches by restricting searches based on program syntax. For example, you can limit a search to find or omit comments, as well as restrict or omit string literals. Click the Color button on the Find and Replace tool window to configure search options.


Syntax-driven Searching

Regex Evaluator

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Allows you to type a regular expression and run it against test cases, highlighting matched expressions and groups.


Regex Evaluator

Emulations

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Choose from thirteen keyboard emulations, containing the key bindings and behaviors necessary to emulate other editors. Emulation charts are available in the "docs" subdirectory of your SlickEdit installation.


Emulations

Recorded and Programmable Macros

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Use macros to automate frequently repeated tasks. Recorded macros capture a sequence of operations as you apply them and can be replayed at a later time. Programmable macros use the SlickEdit Slick-C® programming language to customize and extend the functionality of SlickEdit.


Recorded and Programmable Macros