Script editor recommendation.

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JayDee
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Script editor recommendation.

22 Mar 2019, 16:16

Hi! I'm starting with AH2-v1.1.30.01 64bit
I'm looking for advice which script editor should I start with. I have a little experience with Notepad++ and basic familiarity with Scite.
Is there any currently recommended editor? I see many are not updated/developed recently.
Any advice will be appreciated!
:arrow: Cheers! Jack.
swagfag
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

22 Mar 2019, 17:19

scite4ahk (with the debugger), ahkstudio, sublimetext, vscode to name a few
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JayDee
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

22 Mar 2019, 17:32

swagfag wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 17:19
scite4ahk (with the debugger), ahkstudio, sublimetext, vscode to name a few
Thanks! Is this your order of preference? What would you use if you were just starting?

I'm reading about all of them, and have many names. I would be interested in the order of your preference, or pointing out which would be most beneficial for the beginner. I would like to minimize the learning curve :) Some people say, that Scite reports many errors, after recent Windows updates. As of now i lean towards AHKStudio.
:arrow: Cheers! Jack.
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

22 Mar 2019, 17:54

If you want an all-in-one package deal, AHK Studio for sure. If you prefer a barebones environment (like myself), Notepad++ is a good option. Sublime is very similar to N++.

Those who have a background with C/C++ are likely to be familiar with Microsoft Visual Studio, where VSCode (Visual Studio Code) is basically just the editor portion of it, making it a good choice.

If portability is important, N++, AHK Studio, and SciTE4AHK are all pretty much self contained.

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JayDee
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

22 Mar 2019, 18:09

Super! That's an advice I was looking for. Since I have a taste of SciTE4AHK i will give AHK Studio a try. Thanks a lot!
:arrow: Cheers! Jack.
need4speed
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

13 May 2019, 14:45

JayDee wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 18:09
Super! That's an advice I was looking for. Since I have a taste of SciTE4AHK i will give AHK Studio a try. Thanks a lot!
In case you're looking for the most beginner friendly & best looking "windows compatible" editor check out AutoGUI.
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Re: Script editor recommendation.

19 May 2020, 04:34

Anyone using Akelpad? Tiny, awesome performance, very customisable.

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