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Is there a text file editor built into visual studio.net......I am using Ultra Edit Eval and want to know should I purchase or is there an alternative

Posted on 2004-09-23
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I am currently using Ultra Edit 32 as an eval.  I am about to purchase the app but wanted to know if there was a simple raw text file editor built into Visual Studio.net

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Well, Visual Studio can do (almost) all which UltraEdit can do. I use both; UltraEdit loads pretty quickly and has a very nice column mode (VStudio may have that too, but I haven't found out).

You can use VStudio to edit text files, but it's kind of overkill. Like taking the SUV to buy a pack of salt in the shop next block...

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How and where do I access it in VS????


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You don't - it's part of Visual Studio. Open Visual Studio, then open the file. You can't have it without the development environment (as far as I know; that's why I use UltraEdit for the occasional quick job).

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Thanks for the help

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Thanks for the points. And. by the way - I love UltraEdit; of the several text editors I tried, it's the best. Hope you'll enjoy it. Jan
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Thanks....I will go ahead and order it.


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