External Editor

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You have the option of editing the source code with an external editor. This can be any editor that accepts a command-line argument to specify the file to be edited. Generally this will be Xedit.


Configuring The Editor. To configure the IDE to use an external editor, select the Options -> Configuration item from the menu bar. This will bring up the Configuration Dialog. Select the Tools Page. This will let you configure the name and path where the editor you wish to use is located.


Using The External Editor. To use the external editor, select the Tools -> External Editor option from the menu bar. This will start the editor and instruct it to open the current source file. If you make changes to this file, the IDE will ask if you want to save those changes when you exit from the editor.