Code Writer

Code Writer

Advanced text and code editor app

Code Writer is a free text and code editor app with active syntax highlighting that updates as you edit documents and has over 20 supported file types. A tabbed document interface allows for quickly switching between open documents. The app has been built from the ground up with Windows 8 design principles in mind. It's fast and fluid, and gives you the power to edit documents with features you'd normally only find in desktop apps.

Code Writer details

License: Freeware
Price: FREE
File size: 38.89 MB
Downloads: 1767
Keywords: code, editor, edit, html, web, development, metro app
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User Rating: 3.8 (6 votes)

Windows 10


Windows 10


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Code Writer for Windows 10 - Full description

Code Writer is a free text and code editor app for the Windows 8/10 platform, downloadable from the Windows Store, and fully supported on ARM, x86, and x64 devices.

We've built it from the ground up to be fast, fluid, and powerful. Active syntax highlighting updates as you edit files, with over 20 file types supported. Color is used pervasively throughout the app to create a bond between you and various file types.

Multiple documents may be opened at a time. Use an intuitive tabbed document interface from a slide-down app bar to switch between documents. Browse to open any accessible document, or reopen recently-opened documents with a tap.

Best Features

Over 20 syntax-highlighted file types supported including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, C#, VB, C++, ASP, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, and many other common languages
Create new documents, browse to open any accessible document (local, SkyDrive, etc.), and easily reopen recent documents
Chromeless UI editing surface that only shows caret position and scrollbars
Scrollable tabbed document interface to switch between open documents
Open documents are persisted between app sessions
Modified documents are flagged
Find and replace, go to line, and document properties panes
Undo/redo of changes
Touch-based selection support, and a plethora of keyboard shortcuts
Integrates with Settings charm for access to configuration options
Supports sharing of document or selected text with other apps via the Share charm
Detailed documentation that describes all app functionality
Snapped mode view support for working side-by-side with other apps
File associations allow the app to be used as a default editor for various file types
Options for theme, font family/size, line numbers, current line highlight, delimiter highlighting, web color previews, whitespace characters, tabs/spaces, etc.
Options to add custom file extensions for file types, and disable file types you don't work with

Code Writer for Windows 10 - Users' reviews

Code Writer 2.6 review by SL (Jun 16, 2017)

I'm not able to immediately view the name of the file that I'm working with; this seems like a flaw. In order to view the name of the file and/or to switch to a different file, instead of a tab system you have to click on a thin UI strip on the bottom, which brings up big pretty icons of available files.

I would have left a review on the Microsoft Store page, but MS needs me to re-download the app through the store in order to verify that I actually own it. Apparently thy don't keep track of which apps they force on users' systems and set as defaults.

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