Having AVRStudio,any point to use Programmers Notepad ?

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Hi ,
I want to know
having AVRStudio , is there any point to use Programmers Notepad ?

Usually , we want to write c and assembly codes
simulate , compile , emulate , program and so on .
AVRStudio is able to do all of these .
Even AVRStudio is capable of making makefile .
By the way ,
I think it's really just one IDE for WinAVR .

Is Programmers Notepad
just for those who don't have AVRStudio ?
Are my words correct ?

Thanks

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Programmers Notepad is just a nicer code editor - it can't do the simulation stuff AVRStudio can, so you need to use both together if you use Programmers Notepad. PN has better syntax highlighting, find/replace, external tools and code folding, to name a few features.

If you do not find the editor in AVRStudio limiting for writing your code, there's no reason to switch to an external editor.

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So the only important case is just "editor"
So AVRStudio is really just one IDE for WinAVR

Thanks abcminiuser

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So AVRStudio is really just one IDE for WinAVR

Yes you can do everything inside Studio so there's not much point in anything else EXCEPT that the editor in Studio is about as basic as they come - only one step up from notepad.exe - at least it can do colour syntax highlighting but that's about all. When you start editing large C projects where you then want to be able to easily see object and type declarations then the Studio editor (and PN for that matter) are a bit lost. Personally I use http://www.sourceinsight.com/ though some people might say that $239 for "nothing more than an editor" is a bit steep - but it really is the pinnacle in C source editors (IMHO). For a cheaper alternative look at using Microsoft's Visual Studio C++ editor or Source Navigator NG4.2 ( http://sourcenav.berlios.de/ )

Cliff

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Hi clawson,
You have got a good view of editors
Would you give me your idea about notepad++ ?

http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&s...

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I LOVE notepad++, it's the editor I use generally for making "quick tweaks" to a config/ini file or checking details in a .h or something. It doesn't have the advanced facilities of Insight but it's very quick to load and easily invoked to inspect single files at the command line.

What it does not offer is "source browsing" where (for example) a sub-window shows the declaration of a typedef while you are highlighting a variable of that type.

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Resolved ,

Thanks clawson

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I LOVE notepad++, it's the editor I use generally for making "quick tweaks" to a config/ini file or checking details in a .h or something.

I agree Cliff. In addition I often use it to find a "missing brace"

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