Button driven Toolbar
Easy access to all the popular functions in one toolbar ( Open, Save, Build etc)
are all just a button click away.
Easy project and file loading by dropping icons on various parts of the interface. Both project and file
icons can be dropped allowing context sensitive adaptation. (Currently not supported). The list of project
files can be easily organized by dragging items around in the list,
and dragging files into the editor window.
Integrated Project window
Lists all the files currently part of the project, and allows simple double click interface for editing
project files. Both the Header and Source lists allow the changing of the order
to affect the precedence in which the components are built, and displayed. You can also add subcategories to
the project list and move files into them to better organise your projects.
Automatic build script generation
Project dependent script creation based on all relevant files in the project at the time. Can be turned off for
existing scripts. The ability to also track when scripts are stale
and need to be rewritten is also available. If a script is required, it is generated depending on the type of
project being worked on. Non-compiled languages will simply run the interpreted project on-the-fly. Automatic
dependency tracking is applied to the build script, so any part of the current project will be rebuilt if other
files have changed which it needs. This feature may not be available depending on the type of the current project.
Support for multiple Targets
Depending on the project being worked on, it may be possible to specify multiple
targets within the same project. This saves having a separate project for
Fully integrated editor
Tabbed editor allowing multiple files to be open at any one time. Syntax highlighting
and all the usual functions are included: Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Find, Replace, Indent etc. Blocks of pre-built
code can also be inserted as well as handling highlighted blocks. Also supports colour
"themes" for familiarity.
Integrated Clip Manager
Optional window showing a history of clipped text sections, with easy double-click
pasting at cursor position.
Optional window allowing self-discovery of procedures, labels and other project
specific objects in a source file to be shown. Jumping to a function in a file is just a click away. Live update
shows which function the cursor is currently inside. Also supports definable labels embedded in the source for
one click jumping to any desired point in the file. Can also be used for AutoDocs and AmigaGuide files to
highlight their sections.
Integrated Build window
Shows output and errors from the build process, and allows clicking on errors to be
taken to that point in the source. Also includes extra buttons for quick access to build functions.
Asynchronous build process
Allows continued working while building the project is in progress.
Comprehensive Asynchronous Search
The Search facility allows full project wide searches with optional replace allowing
freedom from external search methods. The search system will continue while you are working, and will adapt
its search scope depending on which window it was started from.
Spell checking of documents
Allows you to spell check documents using freely available wordlists from the internet.
You can download and use wordlists in any language you want, with English being the default.
Programmable keyboard Macros
CodeBench allows the user full flexiblity when it comes to creating sequences of keypresses and navigation
commands, and stores them as Macros for repeated use.
User configurable blocks of source code called "Constructs" can
be inserted into the current text using the projects specific indenation rules to save typing and errors.
Lists of the most recently opened projects and files are maintained for ease of use.
Simply select an item from the project list and have it open as it was when closed, or choose a recent file to reopen it.
Specify a screen mode and font to use from the program preferences editor.
Fully localised allowing support for native language (pending release of locale files). British-English is built in.
Support for a scratchpad, called "Project Notes", is
built in, allowing fast editing and a convenient place for notes, "todo"s and bug reports.
Fast menu links
Allows fast editing of build script or
Project Notes document, amongst others.
Context-sensitive menus and popup's
Some options give varying functionality depending on which window the option was selected from.
Context-sensitive Help system
The help system that you are reading now can be viewed directly from inside CodeBench, and will show the
relevant section depending on where the help was called from.
An integrated dictionary system keeps track of certain words under the cursor and presents various help options
as you type or select words. The dictionary can be rebuilt as many times as you want and
decides the source of information automatically depending on the project type.
Foreign Project Import
Some plugins may allow the importation of projects from other systems, and automatically create a
CodeBench project from it. This saves having to manually recreate projects when loading older programming projects.
A dedicated ARexx port is available which allows scripting various events and actions.
"Auto Indentation" system
A fully configurable system whereby you can specify which lines should be automatically in-dented and out-dented.
You configure certain keywords or patterns, and when a new line is requested, the line may be in-dented or
out-dented if any of the conditions are met.
Files in the project are monitored for changes by external programs to ensure synchronization.
Support for synchronizing your code with remote servers is included via a
Included plugins allow very simple CVS and SVN
synchronization, and also introducing SVN Tool; probably the most
advanced SubVersion front-end for AmigaOS right now.
Integrated AutoDoc viewer allowing all AutoDocs to be viewed from a single application.