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¿Is it possible to use notepad++ instead of Visual Studio?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wendfrey, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Wendfrey

    Wendfrey

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    I wanted to try Notepad++ to code but I dont know how to make Notepad++ with autocomplete function and keywords as Visual Studio has. I tried to search information but it only appears for old versions of unity. Any idea?
     
  2. Peter77

    Peter77

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  3. LaneFox

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    It doesn't have that feature. You can write code with it, but it's not a smart thing to do.
     
  4. Kiwasi

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    Sure. Just switch your default code editor to NotePad++.
     
  5. WillNode

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    I used to have Notepad++ for lightweight alternative editor. Nowadays I use VS Code.
     
  6. sledgeman

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    I use Notepad++. Because its super-fast ! and lightweight ! And it is portable. So i can use my configurated version with all snippets to any computer, to work further on my projects. I don´t like the heavy-weight VS suite. Too heavy & slow !

    For better work with it, i can recommend you these plugins:
    - FingerText_v0.5.60 (snippet manager)
    - FunctionList_v2.1_UNI (code tree)
    - CS_ScriptNpp_v1.7.0.0 (C# autocomplete, but not strictly to unity stuff)

    Maybe someone else here, got also some plugin recommendations. Would be great. My whole Notepadd++ (with all AddOns) has a size of just 7,95 mb !!!
     
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  7. zombiegorilla

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    Same here, sort of. I’m on a Mac and textmate2 which is similar, super lightweight has snippets and plugins and very fast. It doesn’t debug or anything like that. Don’t really need that beyond the debug class.
     
  8. sinpros

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    its free thats why
     
  9. Antypodish

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    So is VS. Whats the point of necroing 3 years old thread in such way?
     
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  10. UnityMaru

    UnityMaru

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    Agreed. Please don't do this.
     
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