WPF SyntaxEditor Overview

RadSyntaxEditor is a useful text editor control which provides built-in syntax highlighting and code editing experience for popular languages. It allows users to create custom syntax highlighting of keywords and operators of their own language.

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RadSyntaxEditor in the Fluent theme

Key Features

  • Syntax highlighting: Provides syntax highlighting for procedural programming and markup languages. Also allows users to customize built-in languages or create highlighting for their own custom language.

  • Code outlining: Displays code blocks in tree structure and allows users to expand and collapse the code blocks interactively for readability. RadSyntaxEditor automatically chooses where to create outlines for built-in languages. It also allows users to create outlining for their own syntax highlighting.

  • Undo and redo: Includes support for undo and redo operations that erase the last change in a document and reinsert it.

  • IntelliPrompts: RadSyntaxEditor can show IntelliPrompts for code completion and method overloading to speed up coding by reducing typos and other common mistakes.

  • Find and replace: Users can replace the specified text with the replacement text as per the conditions specified. Includes options to replace the first occurrence or all occurrences of the search text.

  • Zooming: Allows users to zoom in and out of the control up to 4 times the original font size.

  • Line numbers: Displays the line number at the start of a line for the users to identify the current number.

  • Palettes: The control comes with 4 different palettes from which you can choose from and allows for custom palettes to be created.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts: RadSyntaxEditor supports the most widely-spread keyboard hotkeys which can also be found in other text editors.

Get started with the control with its Getting Started help article that shows how to use it in a basic scenario.

Check out the online demos at demos.telerik.com.

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