Python Editor and IDE Features

EditRocket, a Text and Source Code Editor with support for over 20 programming languages, includes a powerful Python editor and IDE that strives to make Python development quick, easy, and enjoyable.

The Python editor included in EditRocket includes many tools and features to aid in Python development. See below for information on the Python specific tools offered by EditRocket.

See the General Highlights section at the bottom of the page for more of what EditRocket has to offer.

Python Editor

Python Source Code Builder

With EditRocket, there is no need to memorize the Python library. All of this information is contained in the Python Code Builder. The code builder includes information on the methods contained in the Python library, for example, Built-in Functions, File methods, String methods, etc.

The Code Builder works by allowing users to select a method category, such as String, and then it displays method signature and method description information for all methods in the selected category. The user can copy the method name to the editor, and the signature will display as a tooltip. For more information, see the following: Python Code Builder

Python Auto Completion

Code Python more quickly with Python Auto Completion. EditRocket supports auto completion in Python when typing module_name., assuming the module was imported using an import statement, such as import sys. EditRocket also can do variable matching for any standard library module so that typing variable name followed by a dot will do auto-completion for the appropriate methods of the parent of the variable. It will also display all methods, functions, and members for a module when typing module followed by a (.). The list displayed after typing a module. shows whether the displayed values are functions, methods, or members. Selecting an item from the list inserts the item into the editor and displays the signature of the item as a tooltip. For more information, see the following: Python Auto Completion

Python Sidekick

Code Python more efficiently with the Python Sidekick. The sidekick has tabs for Python coding inserts, tools, and the Python Method Navigator. The coding inserts tabs gives users the ability to quickly enter many common Python constructs into the text editor with the click of a button, or via customizable keyboard shortcuts. Some examples of coding insert options are control statements such as for, while, if, etc., and method syntax. For more information, see the following: Python Sidekick

Python Method Navigator

Jump from method to method easily with the Python Method Navigator. The navigator parses the editor contents for Python methods and displays them in a clickable list. Clicking an option from the list takes the user directly to the point in the editor where the method is defined.

Execute Python Programs

Users can execute Python programs and view the standard and error output using the Tools -> Execute Program -> Execute Python Program menu option.

Show in Web Browser / Web Server Integration

Users can view Python scripts in the web browser by selecting the File -> Show in Web Browser option. The first time launch of this tool will prompt users to enter the local web server information. EditRocket will then build the appropriate URL, and create temporary files if necessary to diplay the Python script in the web browser.

General Highlights

Text Editor Text Editor   Coding Tools Coding Tools
  Macros, coding inserts, plugins, syntax highlighting, and more.     Sidekicks, code builders, function navigators, program execution, and more.
Web Development Tools Web Development Tools   Validators Validators
  CSS style builder, HTML tag builder, tag navigators, and much more.     XML, HTML, and CSS validators
Search Tools Search Tools   Auto Completion and Lookup Auto Completion and Lookup
  Regular expression capable find and replace, find / replace in files across the entire file system and more.     Auto code completion, tag completion, and lookup for many programming languages.
File System Browser File System Browser   File Compare File Compare
  Browse files and directories, perform file operations, and more.     Compares files similar to the Unix diff command.
FTP SFTP Client FTP and SFTP Client      
  Connect to SFTP and FTP servers. Browse, upload, download, rename, and delete files and directories and much more.      

Additional Features

  • Syntax highlighting for over 20 programming languages
  • The programming editor behind RazorSQL, a popular database query tool, since 2004
  • File tools such as head, tail, regular expression search, move, copy, and delete
  • Customizable and pre-defined code templates
  • Spell Checker
  • Works with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, macOS, Linux, and Solaris.