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    I was wondering if anyone has a good recomendation for an "inteligent" php editor for win nt. I know, I know I should be using my FreeBSD box... :-)

    Anyhow, I really enjoy Textpad and Allaire Homesite, but it would be nice to have some syntax checking and PHP help built in.

    I would like to possibly create some custom PHP toolbars and scripts for Homesite. It has strong HTML helps and project management already. I don't think it should take to long to trash the Cold Fusion stuff and add PHP support. Would anybody be interested in helping with this project?



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    I use homesite and was thinking exactly the same thing.
    It's a great idea!
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    Yeah, I use TextPad 4 to do my PHP work... It's very easy to track down errors when you've got line numbering turned on, since php tells you what line the errors are on. Also, TextPad's syntax highlighting is quite useful when writing php scripts. As for PHP help, I just use the RTF and HTML manuals. :P
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    Where One will get textpad 4? Information will be very useful for programmers.
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    TextPad 4.2 is available from http://www.textpad.com
    It is a great 32bit text editor. Supports English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. There are some very useful features such as auto-indent in C++ code, auto-complete {}, colored code for PHP, C, HTML, Perl, Java, etc. The best PC based text editor since QEdit!

    It does not have the project management features of Homesite though.
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    Try UltraEdit You can download the trial at www.ultraedit.com

    It's an incredibly flexible little editor that can be configured to show syntax highlighting for almost any programming language, including PHP, and it comes with support for regular expressions, open from and save to FTP, macros, etc...
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by bjohnson:
    [B]I was wondering if anyone has a good recomendation for an "inteligent" php editor for win nt. I know, I know I should be using my FreeBSD box... :-)


    There is a nice PHP MySQL editor that I found at http://www.pc-service-boerner.de/ tagOpenAlthough it
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    That last one looks pretty good but the menus are all in German. On the other hand, they probably wish they could change the OK button to whatever OK is in German.

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    Homesite does syntax highlighting for PHP and Textpad can be made to do it too. Until there is a decent environment this may well be about the best you're going to get. I do miss the functionality of Cold Fusion studio in terms of debugging code so it'd be nice to see someone knock out a PHP version.
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    Have any of you guys tried
    http://hshelp.com/mrspecial.html#ebphp

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    Works cool for me but don't know if it's _that_ cool! HomeSite add-on, btw.
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    I use PHPEd. It's come a long way in the last few months and is a Win IDE specifically for PHP. It also supports SQL, Perl, and C, at least, with its color syntax highlighting. It has alot of other useful features, too.

    It can be found at http://www.soysal.com/PHPEd

    Hope this helps
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    I use EditPlus, which can be found at http://www.editplus.com . It is shareware, but (I think) reasonably priced at $30. Its syntax highlighting is completely customizable, and it has lots of great features for programmers. You can also download add-ons for free from the site, such as spell check and additional language highlighting (I believe PHP was built in, but I know I downloaded some add-on that made it better). Anyway, hope this helps!



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    I agree Editplus is rather cool

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