EditPad Pro's syntax coloring automatically highlights tags, attributes, comments, links and scripts in your ASP and ASP.NET pages. This makes your ASP code much easier to navigate for your eyes. The included schemes support ASP with VBScript scripting and ASP.NET with C#, Visual Basic or Delphi scripting. You can edit these syntax coloring schemes without any restrictions, e.g. to add support for other programming languages that you may use for scripting your ASP or ASP.NET web pages.
EditPad Pro also ships with several file navigation schemes for HTML files. One scheme gives you a list of HTML headings, making it easy to jump between sections of long web pages. Another builds a complete tree of all HTML tags, giving you a detailed view of complex HTML code. You can edit file navigation schemes without any restrictions to make them suit your own HTML design and editing style. The provided schemes also create foldable ranges, allowing you to hide sections of your HTML file with a single click or key press, to get a better overview.
EditPad Pro also ships with a file navigation scheme for ASP.NET files. The scheme gives you a collapsible tree of all XHTML container elements in a handy sidebar. It also turns each container element into a collapsible node, allowing you to navigate the actual ASP.NET file like a tree, with or without using the sidebar.
Use EditPad Pro's built-in FTP and SFTP client to upload your ASP files to your web server right within EditPad Pro. You can even edit web pages directly on the server via FTP, without having to download the HTML files to your computer's hard disk first. EditPad Pro transfers files in the background, so you'll never have to wait for all files to download, or for a file you've saved to finish uploading. You can go on editing right away. If you maintain multiple web sites, EditPad Pro can stay connected to multiple servers.
With the View|Browser command you can instantly preview the web page you're editing in your default web browser. Add as many alternative browsers to EditPad Pro's Tools menu as you want.
With EditPad Pro you can easily maintain very large web sites. There's no limit to the number of files you can open simultaneously. Arrange HTML files of different web sites into separate projects to open a site's files at once and edit them together. Open all files in a folder (and its subfolders) into a project. Many of EditPad Pro's editing commands can work on all files in a given project at once. Quickly switch between files and projects by clicking on their tabs. Move back and forth with the handy "previous editing position" and "previously edited file" commands. Manage long lists of HTML files and large web sites with the handy file manager sidebar which can rename, move, copy and delete files.
EditPad Pro's Clip Collection makes it easy to keep a list of snippets at your fingertips, ready to be inserted into any ASP or ASP.NET file. A sample collection is provided. Such a snippet can be a single HTML tag, a C# statement, half a web page, or anything you want. Clips can consist of "before" and "after" parts to be inserted around a selection, which is very convenient for inserting an opening and closing HTML tag pair.
You can make sure you're writing with proper spelling by using EditPad Pro's spell checker. Word lists are available in many languages. You can tell EditPad Pro to point out misspelled words in the current file, current project, all open files, or just the selected text. Turn on Live Spelling to make EditPad Pro highlight misspelled words as you type. The spell checker works together with the syntax coloring to automatically skip HTML tags and other text that's not written in a human language (i.e. HTML or C# vs. English).
EditPad Pro sports one of the most extensive search-and-replace features of any text editor. Quickly find the part of the file you want to edit. Highlight matches, fold lines, and skip over matches and files. Instantly make many replacements throughout a (rectangular) selection, file, project, or all files in all projects. Use regular expressions and adaptive case options for powerful and dynamic search terms and replacements. Clever use of EditPad Pro's search-and-replace can automate much tedious editing.
Record and play back keystroke macros to reduce repetitive tasks to a single key combination. Record a search as part of a macro to instantly edit all search matches in any particular way. Save any number of macros to build your own library of high-octane text editing wizards. Any menu item or keystroke can be recorded. You could record a macro that runs all browsers you've added to the Tools menu to create a super-preview macro.
You Need EditPad Pro To Edit HTML Files
|Editing an ASP.NET file with EditPad Pro. Notice the C# syntax highlighting in the ASP.NET tag above the (grey) active line. The <table> and <FooterTemplate> tags are folded. The file navigation panel to docked to the right shows the entire XML structure.|
"To be perfectly honest, EditPad Pro is the best thing since sliced bread and I recommend it to everyone I meet. Who needs FrontPage or DreamWeaver when you know all the [HTML] code and you have a fantastic programme like EditPad Pro?"
— Simon Thomson,
31 March 2006, United Kingdom
|Editing a CSS file with EditPad Pro. The File Navigator is docked to the right.|
"I just want to say I have had Edit Pad Pro and upgrades for I think going on 2 maybe 3 years now and this is by FAR the BEST investment I have ever made.
"There is literally not one THING I can suggest to make this product any better or even improve upon. I have even tried others such as Vim, DreamWeaver, Edit Geneii, Coffee Cup Editor and a few others and they don't even come close to the rich features, ease of use and user friendliness without taking away any power to compensate for the user friendliness, not ONE of them or even all combined. Also Edit Pad Pro unlike the others is very "kind" to system resources which this alone is a major plus all in itself.
"I was very surprised to see just how many of my friends were using Edit Pad Lite and my first recommendation was "Spend the money and get PRO, you CAN'T go wrong, not like its really all that expensive compared to all you get in return".
— Michael Boffemmyer,
12 July 2003, Kentucky, USA