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Codez Bank: A code snippet bank application

, 30 Jun 2008
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An application that stores and manages useful code snippets and keeps them always handy.

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Folders view

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Snippet view

Introduction

CodezBank is just a small application that stores source code snippets organized in a hierarchical manner with basic search ability. You just copy and paste the code snippet into or from this application via the Clipboard. If you have a bag of coding tricks, then you want to keep them in this app.

Background

Every time I work on some project, I always find myself digging through books and my old files to see how I did one or another piece of code. Although it works, it usually requires a lot of time. Sites like CodeProject keeps code always available, but if I am offline or on a remote location without the connectivity, then I have always wanted a small application that keeps the code snippets organized and handy.

Points of Interest

This application is a medium to advanced MFC project that covers advanced usage of libraries provided by Microsoft.

  • Storing data in a binary tree.
  • SDI Explorer like interface with multiple views in the right pane (Color syntax and List view).
  • Colored syntax editor.
  • Tree drag drop that rearranges the data in the binary tree.
  • Usage of Regular Expressions provided by the vbscript.dll #import.

History

Version 1.0.0.1 - 4/7/08:

  • Initial code.

Version 1.0.0.2 - 4/22/08:

  • Fixed undo bug in the code editor. Thanks to ndrsoft for pointing out a solution.

1.0.0.3 - 6/30/08:

  • Added more C++/C keywords as was suggested by the readers.
  • Changed tool bar to have a 256 color bitmap instead of 16 color.
  • Added documentation panel to the Source view. You can put all the explanation down there instead of comments so the code looks cleaner for the eye. I found it useful to paste there the whole MSDN or other documentation page(s) and links. Then, you will have the whole shebang in one tree node.

Bugs

  • Syntax editor very limited as far as undo actions. (I am figuring this out. If anyone knows how to fix that, drop me a note) So do not Ctrl+Z, it won't work. Fixed.
  • Syntax editor currently highlights a subset of C and C++ keywords. I will add VB and C# later.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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steveb
Architect Robotz Software
United States United States
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GeneralConsider adding word wrap to bottom section PinmemberLyle M24-Feb-09 6:05 

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