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Source code editing


The editing settings let you set an editor of your choice to view or edit source code. Memory Validator's built-in editor is one of those options.


The built-in editor can be started in several ways:


double click on a source code fragment in one of the views

right_mouse_buttonpopup menu instructionStep Edit Source Code...

menu Tools menu instructionStep Edit Source Code...



Using the built-in editor


The built-in editor supports the basic operations expected for editing source code:





File menu


The file options need no explanation:




Edit menu


All the following edit options should also be familiar:




Undo/Redo is unlimited by default, but this can be changed in the options below.


note Editing bookmarks has nothing to do with Memory Validator's own bookmarks.



Formatting menu


The formatting menu has general display and editing options




Convert instructionStep Tabs to spaces instructionStep turns all tabs into spaces

Convert instructionStep Spaces to tabs instructionStep turns all spaces into spaces

Use Colour instructionStep toggles the colour coded display

Fonts and Line Numbers... instructionStep change text colours, fonts and line numbers



Options... instructionStep set tab length and other options



Wrap Width... instructionStep changes the column width at which lines will wrap in the display



Status bar


The status bar shows help text at the bottom as you hover over menu and toolbar options.


To the right of the status bar are insert mode, column number and line number.



Line collapsing


You can temporarily collapse sections of code as follows:


Left click in the margin to start the section instructionStep Drag to define the length instructionStep Release to set the end of the section


Click anywhere on the resulting indicator to collapse, and on the + to expand a section.











noteLine collapsing is temporary and not remembered between edit sessions.