Free PROGRESS Editor & Source Code Viewer

Piew is free PROGRESS editor and source code viewer for Windows with some basic and additional features that support syntax highlighting. Why another editor? Sometime you don't want load whole PROGRESS environment just for small change, for source viewing or maybe you want use some features that are not available in basic PROGRESS editor. Free for personal, business or commercial use.

- basic editor functions
- tabbed interface (multiple opened files at one time)
- syntax highlighting for PROGRESS, HTML, XML files (comments, numbers, keywords, strings)
- highlight occurrence of double-clicked word or define your own string in document
- auto case keywords (lower, UPPER, Title)
- auto complete
- annotations inside editor
- insert Timestamp, Filename, File contents, Defined text (e.g. headers)
- drag & drop text editing
- write protected mode (to avoid accidental overwrite)
- basic regular expression search and replace
- find next/previous word under cursor (without search dialog)
- useful word, line and block editing shortcuts
- move lines
- hide lines
- rectangular selection (Alt + Mouse)
- multiple selections with (Ctrl + Mouse)
- simultaneously typing into Rectangular selections or multiple selections
- zoom functions
- (un)indenting
- (un)commenting
- auto indent
- PROGRESS source beautify (auto indenting blocks)
- XML beautifier
- you can automatically remove comments from source code
- you can automatically remove empty lines from source code
- auto case source (if was written with no case)
- align DEFINE VARIABLE, ASSIGN lines (beautify)
- check syntax and run source in PROGRESS environment
- bookmarks
- export source as HTML
- color (syntax highlighting) or BW printing
- show line numbers
- show whitespace
- always on top
- if you have selected some word, you can press F1 to call PROGRESS internal help from this editor. (You must define path to PROGRESS help files lgrfeng.hlp or lgrfeng.chm)
- supports Unix (LF), Windows (CRLF) or Mac (CR) line endings
- restore last opened files on start
- open selected string as new file (searching in Propath)
- option to open files in "Write protected mode"
- code explorer - fast navigation through Procedures, Functions, Triggers, Temp-Tables tree
- long line marker
- aliases (abbreviations)
- outside changes detection
- brace highlighting
- UTF-8 encoding support
- full screen editing
- run external tools from editor
- custom profiles
- autocomplete dialog for database, table and field names
- database browser, with data type information
- support for reading Progress data definitions (*.df files) for database browser / autocomplete
- projects support
- windows docking
- clone window (window splitter)
- task marker - highlighting special words in comments

Read more in Readme.txt !

Screen Shot:

Database autocomplete dialog, database explorer (from offline dump)

Windows docking, project files support

Various color schemes

Task marker - highlight defined words in comments

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Current version 4.80 (26.10.2016)

What's new:

Support for Single-line comments (OpenEdge v11.6)
Added XML beautifier
Added new type of braces <> for automatic brace matching
Added new predefined themes for HTML, XML and TEXT files (black, gray, white & Pascal theme)
Each theme has now your own Selection & Current line color
Added slightly different background color for HTML embedded scripts
New version dll (
Heavy rewritten and simplified highlighting styles
Updated state of Tools icons (enabled / disabled) based on current highlighter
Rewritten "Remove comments", now it's based on current syntax highlighter
Fixed import/export HTML, XML and TEXT themes
Fixed bug that char "9" cause end of keyword
Fixed export source to HTML