I am currently working on the next version of Dynamics AX – AX6 and as part of the development experience improvement, my team has been working on a new editor for the X++ language. This editor is based on the same framework than the Visual Studio editor.
Here is how it looks like:
The line numbering and the gradient marking are the first visible signs of a new UI. The rendering is WPF based, so that gives some opportunities for cool graphics.
Here is little more exiting view:
Things to notice, that are new relatively to the existing editor are:
Support for multiple fonts and styles (comments are in a different font in italic).
Differentiated coloring of strings and numbers.
Operators coloring (in pink here, but don’t worry I’ll most likely change it before we release !).
Change tacking margin.
For other sneak previews at AX6, you might want to take a look at mfp’s blog
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