Mini CSharp Lab ver 1.3

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Released: Jul 11, 2008
Updated: Jul 10, 2008 by darkthread
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After Mini C# Lab ver 1.2, I got several important feedbacks from community, a friend, elleryq, told me that there is a free software Snippet Compiler providing colorful formatting, line number, document outlining, method list dropdown, even Intellisence, almost as luxurious as Visual Studio. Wow! It's really cool.

Compared with Snippet Compiler, Mini C# Lab's code editor is quite weak. The Snippet Compiler integrated ActiPro's SyntaxEditor control to provide friendly editing environment, but this make it fatter (about 3MB, but still not big) and not open-source. If Mini C# Lab can improve its code editor, the mini size (less than 100KB), open-source, and single file features still can distinguish it from such fancy solutions as Snippet Compiler, IMHO.

Another friend, adminjew (AKA Yotzichok), did a splendid job!  The open source code editor, ICSharpCode.TextEditor, was integrated to provide adequate features for C# coding, although no Intellisense and method list, it's good enough for mini coding job.  Except the new code editor, adminjew also add a whole bunch of new features, including undo/redo, a tool bar, splitted window, copy as formatted HTML...

I postponed the release of ver 1.3 for several weeks for dogfooding it by myself.  I was excited about the nice experience of using Mini C# Lab on remote machine via terminal service, download and run!  The best experience is when I had to write and test C# code directly on a Bloomberg terminal, I was not allowed to setup Visual Studio on it because of memory limitation and authorization issue.  My code cause Snippet Compiler failed, so I use Mini C# Lab 1.3 to complete the whole coding and testing, it's totally adequate for the job!

Here are the new features of Mini C# Lab v1.3:

*  Replace RichTextBox+CSharpFormat with ICSharpCode.TextEditor
*  Add toolbar and cut/copy/paste, print, undo, redo, split code box, copy as html functions...
*  Terminate execution by force while exiting
*  Prompt to save modified code before exiting
*  Remember saved file name for latter saving

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