SlickEdit 2014: Features
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The MDI layout has been completely rewritten to support multiple groups of document tabs. Document tabs (and groups of tabs) can be floated as separate top-level windows, allowing better use of multiple monitors Files can be dragged and dropped to move between tab groups or to create new groups. The new document tabs offer much better performance than the previous File Tabs tool window, better supporting users who prefer to keep many files open.
SlickEdit is the first product to beautify C++ as you type. Even with the complexity and ambiguous syntax of C++, re-spacing options for all operators including * are supported.
Completions reduce keystrokes by automatically completing symbols as you type. After typing the first few characters of a symbol, a brief pause will pop up a list of possible completions. This list is comprised of matching symbols in the tag database and matching lines of code in the current buffer. If a line match is selected you can add successively more text from that line using the complete-more command (Ctrl+Shift+Space).
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). Use (Ctrl+Dot) to jump from a symbol to the symbol definition.
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 window also shows information for other windows, including the Class, Defs, References, and Symbols tool windows. By default, Preview is docked into a tab group along the bottom of the editor. It can also be displayed by selecting View > Toolbars > Preview.
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_.
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.
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.
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.
The command line provides instant access to the most powerful SlickEdit commands without ever touching the mouse. To activate the command line, press Escape (Ctrl+A in Vim emulation or Alt+X in GNU Emacs emulation).
- e file Edit a file
- sa file Save file as
- number Go to line number
- f symbol Find a symbol
- /search_string/options Search for a string
- c/search/replace/options Replace a string
- gt/search/options Substring search for a symbol
- sb name Set a bookmark
- gb name Jump to a bookmark
- help topic View help on topic
- man command Show Unix man page
- cd directory Change directory
- dir directory Show directory in the file manager
- list wildcards Show directory tree in the file manager 15. del filename Delete file
- pushd directory Push directory
- popd Pop directory
- set env=value Set environment variable
- dos command Execute command outside of editor
- math expr Evaluate expression