Text Editors

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Text Editors are programs that allow manipulation of text files. Text editors range from low-tech ones such as Notepad, through to complex ones such as Multi-Edit, and development based ones such as The Hammer.

The Hammer

The Hammer is an Open Source text editor written in Dataflex. It is designed with Dataflex users in mind, and as a result is one of the few editors that support code markup for VDF files.


Notepad++ is an Open Source text editor.

It's features include:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback

There's a separate version of NotePad++ with native DataFlex support, see NotePad++ Native DataFlex support for more details.

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