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How to use other code editor other than VS?


i like to use atom or notepad++ for coding, but can't find option to change IDE, anyone can help?

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asked May 12 '16 at 03:46 AM in C++ Programming

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avatar image Kiruse Feb 08 '17 at 02:18 PM

I am using a similar editor to Atom called Sublime Text 3.

Using an editor over an IDE usually comes with a lot of drawbacks, mostly the lack of proper intellisense. Autocomplete by far isn't enough, but frankly if you use an editor over an IDE you should be fully aware of this to begin with. My choice to not work with VS grew from the fact VS' intellisense becomes incredibly slow and a pain in the arse when working with large projects or projects with large dependencies. It is a mystery to me as to why Microsoft seems to be completely unable to realize that only the game project changed, not the entire god**** engine.

First and foremost, for my needs it's easy enough to simply have VS open when compiling the project. I'm sure given the right paths you can write a plugin for ST3 or Atom to semi-automatically build the project through a shortcut or a command, but I'm just too lazy.

Next I use at least two monitors. The left monitor contains my game project, the right monitor usually a reference of the UE4 or even a second instance of the editor of my choice set to easily navigate the Engine's source code. In my case I created a second project set to the Engine's root and simply named it Engine.sublime-workspace.

Now I can quickly and easily start up two instances of my editor and hit Ctrl + Alt + P to switch between projects.

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You can use another IDE.
I'm using CodeLite and it's working perfectly fine - its free and open source.
It works out of the box, just go to game project folder and open file with extension .workspace.
There are other options like
KDevelop or QTCreator* but that two I'm not using.

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answered Feb 07 '17 at 07:42 PM

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