Notepad++ 2019 7.8.1 is a source code editor that supports a wide range of languages and can be acquired free of cost under GPL (General Public Licence). Notepad++ was initially released around the end of the year 2003 to run in the environment of Microsoft Windows. It is written in C++ but is compatible with a wide range of programming languages including C-Sharp, C, C++, YAML, SQL, Lisp, Shell, Lua, TCL XML, Flash and many more.
Notepad ++ is written in C++ and is based on Scintilla which is a very powerful editing component. The programs have a very small size and are executed with speed and smoothness because it purely uses Win32 API and STL. Notepad ++ optimizes a wide range of routines without compromising its user-friendly atmosphere. The program has a broad array of useful features and technologies which makes it great to work with the large text files.
Notepad++ 2019 can be conveniently considered as an environmentally friendly product as it uses less CPU power and reduces the emission of carbon dioxide. The lower CPU power empowers the host PC to throttle down and decrease the power consumption to contribute to a greener environment.
Notepad ++ has the ability to replace the standard program of Notepad efficiently. Notepad++ can although be used for editing and creating simple text-based files, but the program can be used for the editing and creation of source code as well. Notepad++ basically was developed as a small and simple editor that enables the users to edit and write in the number of different programming languages.
There is a wide array of updates and plugins that have been released to improve and add to the features of Notepad ++. The program supports plugins and macros but it is particularly known for the strong plugin architecture which allows numerous features to get incorporated into Notepad ++. With the release of 2019, more than 140 plugins are designed that are highly compatible with the Notepad current versions. The very first plugin that was included in Notepad ++ was “TextFX”, comprising of text sorting, validation of W3C for HTML and CSS, quote handling and character case alteration.
Notepad++ provide support to the notion of internationalization via XML file in a format that is application-specific and contains all internationalized strings such as menu titles, items and dialog captions in a particular language. This file is capable of being reloaded from the settings of the application. This is why translations to newer languages can be done simply by editing an existing file.
Notepad ++ 2019 treats the users with a variety of Easter eggs. On pressing F1 or opening About dialogue when the current selection of text contains the name of a certain personality then a new document opens and the quote from that person is entered through simulated typing. The names that stimulate Easter eggs include Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Space invaders Brian Kernighan, Darth Vader and Barack Obama. On the other hand, selecting text “ random” results in a random display of quotes.
Graphic user interface
The GUI of Notepad ++ 2019 can be customized completely. It is organized with the tab of the close button, multi-line tabs, vertical document list, vertical tab, and document map.
Other prominent features of Notepad ++ 2019 are Syntax Highlighting and Folding, User Defined Highlighting and Folding and PCRE i-e Perl Compatible Regular Expression. Auto-completion of words, functions, facility of function parameter hints, Multi-View, zoom in and out, WYSIWYG (Printing), Bookmark, support for Multi-Language environment, Macro recording along with playback are some other perks of 2019 version.
All in all, it is the most popular developing tool for PCs with the Windows environment. Microsoft Notepad++ can be conveniently ticked as a most comprehensive program for text editing