Text Editors



Introduction

Sierra Chart allows you set any editor of your choice to be set a the default text editor. To set a text editor as the default editor follow the steps here:

  1. Select Analysis >> Build Custom Studies DLL, press Select Editor and Yes.
  2. Navigate to the folder which contains your editor of choice, select the executable (.EXE file) and press Open.
  3. Select Global Settings >> General Settings, press Select under Daily Data Editor.
  4. Navigate to the folder which contains your editor of choice, select the executable (.EXE file) and press Open.

Supported Text Editors

Sierra Chart allows you to use almost any editor as your default, but we do recommend the following editors:

jEdit

jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. To download, install, and set up jEdit as quickly and painlessly as possible, go to the Quick Start page.

While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

Notepad++

Notepad is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.


*Last modified Friday, 22nd July, 2016.