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Zach Thibeau
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Need Suggestions for my program

#1 Post by Zach Thibeau » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:24 am

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/simply ... g_mirror=0
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hey guys Just made a simple text editor and just want your guys opinion on what I could do to improve it (mind you this is my first project written in c so don't ask for rediculous amounts of features you think might be useful unless your willing to either wait or help out coding)
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#2 Post by Hank7 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:57 pm

Hey thibeaz, nice work.

I tried to open Shakespeare's Complete Works from Project Gutenberg (5.32 MB), and it was much faster than MS Notepad.

Suggestions:

1) "Open with" does not work yet, the same applies for draggin'n'droppin' a text file on the executable as well as opening a file via command line.

2) Word wrap & pretty much everything else already supported by MS Notepad.

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#3 Post by Nh » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:25 am

No unicode support? It's the year 2008 now.

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#4 Post by Zach Thibeau » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:51 am

Hank7 wrote:Hey thibeaz, nice work.

I tried to open Shakespeare's Complete Works from Project Gutenberg (5.32 MB), and it was much faster than MS Notepad.

Suggestions:

1) "Open with" does not work yet, the same applies for draggin'n'droppin' a text file on the executable as well as opening a file via command line.

2) Word wrap & pretty much everything else already supported by MS Notepad.
Thanks as for Drag and Drop thats still a work in progress as for word wrap I got that fixed but the thing it's on all the time and no way to disable it.
NH wrote: No unicode support? It's the year 2008 now.
and the reason I don't support unicode as 1. This is my first C Project, 2. I dunno how. (and plus I am going to make it OS Platformable ;) plus I made an sf project for this and it is http://sourceforge.net/projects/simplytext/

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WoW

#5 Post by nycjv321 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:04 pm

thibeaz! you p@wn! good luck in learning how to program in C! the sky is the limit ;)

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Re: WoW

#6 Post by Zach Thibeau » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:46 pm

nycjv321 wrote:thibeaz! you p@wn! good luck in learning how to program in C! the sky is the limit ;)
Thanks nycjv321, thats a great comment :)

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#7 Post by nickoftime » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:04 pm

thibeaz,

This is a great start - I praise your effort.

I would suggest adding some basic notepad functionality (find, replace, copy etc...) as a good starting point. As you progress, you can add icons, tabbing, and maybe a spell checker.

As you work through the project, please keep in mind that you want the keep app size small and most importantly, portable with no registry keys :) Also, dlls, config files, etc. should all reside together in the same directory as the exe.

If you need some help, you can reach out to the authors of other text editors posted on this site; I'm sure some of these authors would be happy to help you - they are a good bunch.

If you ever need a someone to test usability and functionality, just let me know :)

Good Luck!

Nick

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thanks

#8 Post by Zach Thibeau » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:16 pm

nickoftime wrote:thibeaz,

This is a great start - I praise your effort.

I would suggest adding some basic notepad functionality (find, replace, copy etc...) as a good starting point. As you progress, you can add icons, tabbing, and maybe a spell checker.
The Copy and Paste functions are accessible in the context menu as for the main menu options thats a different story but one thats on the work though

As you work through the project, please keep in mind that you want the keep app size small and most importantly, portable with no registry keys :) Also, dlls, config files, etc. should all reside together in the same directory as the exe.

If you need some help, you can reach out to the authors of other text editors posted on this site; I'm sure some of these authors would be happy to help you - they are a good bunch.

If you ever need a someone to test usability and functionality, just let me know :)

Good Luck!

Nick
thanks I'll keep that in mind ;)

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:D

#9 Post by Zach Thibeau » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:32 pm

New Version Available 0.1.3 is uploaded and is ready for testing
(Still no drag and drop or fancy features, I promise thats coming as soon as I read more about C)

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