I am using UltraEdit 9.2 as my "work horse" for editing (C/C++/assembler code, mostly). New releases of UltraEdit do not offer significant features for programmers. Version 9.2 comes of age, though; I am evaluating HippoEdit now. It has been very fluid, but I have some wishes:
1) One thing that I like in UltraEdit is the help file integration. I have help files for the C library, the Win32 API and others. In UltraEdit, I can select a word, press F1, choose which help file I believe this word is in, and get the help file opened at the location of the keyword.
I have not been able to do the same thing (yet) in HippoEdit. More precisely, I have not succeeded in getting the help file opened at the selected word.
Also, in HippoEdit, I can assign a shortcut to a help file, but that is not what I want; if I have 8 help files, I will have trouble remembering the shortcuts.
There is a work-around: I can build a small tool that opens the help file and assign that tool the shortcut Ctrl-F1. Maybe someone else has already done something similar; I have not looked.
2) I am switching projects all the time. UltraEdit closes the files in a project when closing the project. I do not see that option in HippoEdit. It is very convenient, though.
3) HEX mode. Granted, perhaps it is stupid to edit HEX files in a standard text editor, but it is convenient to just be able to use the editor that you use every day to edit an occasional hex file too.
4) I find the help file of HippoEdit a bit terse. That of UltraEdit is quite extensive.
What I would wish for a future release of HippoEdit are that point 4 is addressed and point 2 as well (as it does not seem complicated to add, and it is convenient). Point 1 is what keeps me switching to UltraEdit today when I need to get work done, but I can work around it (with some initial effort). Point 3 is "nice to have", but there is an easy work-around: get a proper HEX editor in addition to a good text editor.
Regards, and keep up the good work,