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Postby Aurora » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:54 pm

Hi there,

I'm actually think about creating a new LaTeX Editor. This sounds funny, I know. But it should primary increase my C# skills.

I have already started some tasks like code-highlighting and a simple code-completion.

For further development I want to know, what you expect from a user-friendly Latex-editor.

Thanks in advance for every answer.

Regards, Aurora

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Postby HSylvio » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:45 pm

An interface for creating templates (margins, fonts, sizes, styles...)

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Postby rockstar1707 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:20 pm

My opinion is, that a good LaTeX IDE should:

    be multiplatform
    be opensource
    take TexnicCenter as a good reference, i.e. have more or less all the functions that TexniCCenter has

but it should additionaly have (here TexniCCenter is a bit weak) things which are really good implemented in WinEdt:

    customizable word wrapping
    parsing and autocompletion of references and bibtex files
    customizable syntay highlightning

And I'm sure I'd find more things I'd like to see in a really good LaTeX IDE. But the most important IMO are OS independency and open source. However, since you've mentioned C#, you're more or less bunded to the Windows platform.

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Postby Regent » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:54 pm

If you are starting with C# imho perhaps it will be great if you will utilize Isolated VS Shell for you editor. It will provide some built-in functionality and should make easier to write autocomplete feature as well...

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Postby jayk » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:09 pm

I've also already considered creating a good LaTeX IDE. But I don't have the power. Some points that would be really great:

A German translation :mrgreen:
Code completion (automatic, not only when pressing Ctrl+Space)
Automated compiling
A WYSIWYG equation editor built-in and a good math toolbar
Code snippets

A well designed interface is also important. Maybe optionally 24x24 toolbar icons.

Best would be if it was free software, e. g. MPL, GPL or LGPL.

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Postby meho_r » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:34 pm

And don't forget "live" spellchecking :)

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Postby jayk » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:10 pm

If a live spell-checking will be implemented, please allow the user to deactivate it. And -- what TeXnicCenter can't do (at least 'my' TeXnicCenter) is to ignore the spelling of LaTeX commands (or better: to respect that those needn't be in correct English spelling)

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