Notepad++, This application is a text editor for the Microsoft Windows operating system that is designed with writing programming code in mind. It merges the simplicity of Microsoft’s own Notepad application, with additional features that many users of Note pad find useful, such as syntax highlighting, and ability to open multiple documents.
is an established application that has been around for a long time, and as such, is trusted. However, it is available for download from a number of locations, and this introduces the risk of accidentally downloading malicious software. You should always try to download from the official site. The Note pad++ application is not, by itself, a compiler.
This means that, while you can use the application to write code, you cannot use it to test the code. With the help of external software, such as MinGW, Note pad++ can be configured to compile and execute C and C++ code. Note pad++ is indeed and open-source application. Open source means that not only is the application free, but the source code for it is also freely available for anyone to download, and modify as they see fit. In this way, the application can be maintained by many people/organizations at once.
Notepad++ was developed by Don Ho in September 2003. The developer used JEXT (a Java-based text editor) at his company but, dissatisfied with its poor performance, he began to develop a text editor written in C++ with Scintilla. He developed it in his spare time since the idea was rejected by his company. Notepad++ was built as a Microsoft Windows application; the author considered, but rejected, the idea of using wxWidgets to port it to the Mac OS X and Unix platforms.
Notepad++ was first released on SourceForge on 25 November 2003, as a Windows-only application. It is based on the Scintilla editor component and is written in C++ with only Win32 API calls using only the STL to increase performance and reduce program size. In January 2010 the US government obliged US-based open-source project hosts to deny access from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria to comply with U.S. law.
As a response to what the developer felt was a violation of the free and open-source software (FOSS) philosophy, in June 2010 Notepad++ moved out of US territorial jurisdiction by releasing a version on TuxFamily, in France. Some community services of Notepad++ (Such as the forums and bug tracker) remained on Sourceforge until 2015 when Notepad++ left Sourceforge completely.
In 2011 Lifehacker described Notepad++ as “The Best Programming Text Editor for Windows”, stating that “if you prefer a simple, lightweight, and extensible programming plain-text editor, our first choice is the free, open-source “. Lifehacker criticized its user interface, stating that “It is, in fact, fairly ugly. Luckily you can do a lot to customize its looks, and what it lacks in polish, it makes up for in functionality”. Please See More Information…….
As of version 7.6.3, Notepad++ can highlight the syntactic elements of:
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