SynEdit has been started as an attempt to continue the no longer maintained sources of the mwEdit project.
The last public version 0.92a of mwEdit can be found at the SynEdit website in the download section.
The mwEdit project was started in 1998 by Martin Waldenburg,
aim was to produce a syntax highlighting editor component for an Open Source IDE.
In the 15 months that mwEdit was developped in public Martin was increasingly dissatisfied with
the direction the development of mwEdit took,
so he finally requested that his name and initials had to be removed from the project.
Therefore this is now called SynEdit, and it is an Open Source project under
(Mozilla Public License
, but see the individual source files for the terms).
There would however be no such project if Martin had not started to develop mwEdit,
so we would like to thank Martin Waldenburg for his efforts,
and of course all the other developers of the mwEdit project.
The primary purpose of SynEdit is to be a syntax highlighting editor for programming languages.
There are already more than 50 highlighter components for different languages,
and writing a highlighter is not very difficult.
You should however keep in mind that the SynEdit components
you have just downloaded have the following shortcommings:
- Support for real tabs has some bugs, mainly involving undo and redo.
- There is no BiDi (right-to-left) support.
- There is no dynamic/programmable highlighter.
For information on these, please check the SynEdit webpage:
- No Unicode support.
There's a version of SynEdit with Unicode support in the CVS repository and
it will soon become the official SynEdit package.
In the meantime you can download it from here:
- No CodeFolding/CodeWrapping support.
Please refer to the Mistyx project:
To get started check out the different examples.
If you have questions, please subscribe to the SynEdit user list and ask there,
if you want to hack SynEdit you should subscribe to the SynEdit developer list.
General feedback and suggestions or fixes are very welcome.
There is no documentation yet, help in this area is specially welcome!
For the available information check out the SynEdit website
and the SynEdit project page at SourceForge
where you will find the necessary links.
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 Paragraph Symbol drawn wrong
 bug in OnGutterClick event