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[MQL5] If you do not use MetaEditor to code, which alternative editor do you use?

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Pierre Rougier
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Pierre Rougier  

Hello,

MQL5

If you do not use MetaEditor to code, which alternative editor do you use?

Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
Pierre Rougier: If you do not use MetaEditor to code, which alternative editor do you use?

I cannot speak for others, but I personally use both MetaEditor as well as Microsoft Visual Studio Code (free and open-source) with the MQL4/5 Syntax Highlight extension.


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Christian Peters
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Christian Peters  

Sometimes I like to use Emacs rather than MetaEditor, because I feel more comfortable with the Emacs keyboard shortcuts. I just set it to c++-mode and it works fine for me.

Mohamad Zulhairi Baba
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Mohamad Zulhairi Baba  

you can use any IDEs, what really matters is metaeditor compilers, to generate ex4/ex5 file(s).

Anthony Garot
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Anthony Garot  
Pierre Rougier:

Hello,

MQL5

If you do not use MetaEditor to code, which alternative editor do you use?

Mostly SciTE. Sometimes VIM.

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Fernando Carreiro:

I cannot speak for others, but I personally use both MetaEditor as well as Microsoft Visual Studio Code (free and open-source) with the MQL4/5 Syntax Highlight extension.


Can you say in some words what are the advantages ?
whroeder1
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whroeder1  
I just use notepad2 (highlighting, code folding, autocomplete.) I also would like to know the avantages.
Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
Alain Verleyen: Can you say in some words what are the advantages ?

It is mainly about personal preferences, but the main advantage for me, is the ability edit multiple files (or the the same one at different positions) side-by-side, just as shown in the "image" I posted. Sometimes, I even have 3 files side-by-side.

Then there are other "power" uses as well, such as "multi-cursor editing" or the ability to create and use "code snippets", and a few others.

Obviously, some of these features are also available in other editors. I just settled on VSCode for myself as I also use it for other languages as well.

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Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  

And here's Geany where you also can track variables, classes and functions.

https://www.geany.org/


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Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Fernando Carreiro:

It is mainly about personal preferences, but the main advantage for me, is the ability edit multiple files (or the the same one at different positions) side-by-side, just as shown in the "image" I posted. Sometimes, I even have 3 files side-by-side.

Then there are other "power" uses as well, such as "multi-cursor editing" or the ability to create and use "code snippets", and a few others.

Obviously, some of these features are also available in other editors. I just settled on VSCode for myself as I also use it for other languages as well.

Thanks.

Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
whroeder1:
I just use notepad2 (highlighting, code folding, autocomplete.) I also would like to know the avantages.

Yes, it also has "Code Folding", "Auto-complete/IntelliSense", "Code-snippets" as well as "Bracket matching", but I am not advocating VSCode over others, it is simply my own personal preference.

If you are interested, here is an overview of the features: Code Editing Features in VS Code

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