The WinForms Notepad Project: What’s Next? (Premium)


It’s time to think about what’s next for .NETpad, a project I had originally hoped to finish up by the end of 2019. But I don’t mind that it’s kept me busier for longer than I expected. That simply means that we were able to duplicate (or at least approximate) far more of Notepad’s functionality than I originally thought was possible.

And to be clear, it was definitely “we” and not “me.” There is functionality I’m not sure I’d have ever figured out, like Find, Find Next, and Find Previous, and Replace and Replace All, all of which is credited to reader Michael Lerch. And printing, which was solved almost 20 years ago by programming legend Charles Petzold. And then dozens of smaller issues that were found by readers.

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