Code Browser - folding text editor and outliner

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Code Browser - folding text editor and outliner

#1 Post by zorro » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:35 pm

Author: Marc Kerbiquet
Actual version: 6.3

Description: Code Browser is a folding text editor for Linux and Windows, designed to hierarchically structure any kind of text file and especially source code. It makes navigation through source code faster and easier.

• Explicit folding. Groups of lines can be folded into a section.
• Links. Special lines pointing to another file or section.
• Special comment lines. For a literate programming look.
• Smalltalk style browser. Displays the hierarchy of sections in lists above the text.
• Tree browser. Displays the hierarchy of sections in a tree view.
• Fuzzy search of sections. Just type some letters of the path to a section.
• Elastic Tabstops. As proposed by Nick Gravgaard.
• Multi-view. Open multiple windows on the same file.
• Projects. Include list of files and folders, custom settings and scripts.
• Search and replace. Applies to file, directories or projects. Support for simple regular expressions.
• Fuzzy search of files. Just type some letters of the filename.
• Syntax highlighting. For most common languages and ability to define custom syntax highlighting.
• User defined tools. Launch external programs and capture output.



More Screenshots:


There's a (portable) ZIP-File available.
Unzipped size 915kb (!!!)
Tested: not stealth. Does not write to the registry, but creates "code-browser-6"-folder in AppData\Roaming with "session.cbc" file in it. This file stores the last opened project and view.

Very fast startup time (no wonder, it's really tiny), very customizable (by calling "View > Options", that opens the configuration folder with all the files in it).

Found it by searching a repalcement for QOwnNotes, mainly an outliner that writes text files and uses a folder structure instead of a database.
Because of it's folding capability and the highlighting for a lot of languages perhabs more interesting for programmers?

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Re: Code Browser - folding text editor and outliner

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 pm

I missed this program the first time around. The text file folding was interesting and a great way to handle outline edition without pushing text files into a database format, but I got stuck on the other features. Looking through source code didn't seem to look like the provided screens and the XML files I tested didn't fold automatically. I also couldn't find the multi-window hierarchy view shown below:


Anyway a very interesting idea that either I don't understand or needs additional development.

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