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Code and Text Editor

The Code and Text Editor is a word processing tool for entering, displaying, and editing code or text. It is called the Query Editor, the Text Editor, or the Editor, based on its content. If it contains only text without an associated language, it is referred to as the Text Editor. If it contains source code associated with a language, it is referred to as the Query Editor. When referring to a particular type of Query Editor the code type is added to the name, for instance the SQL Query Editor or the MDX Query Editor.

Code Pane

The area where you enter your code text. It contains the statement builder features available for your language.

You can set options that affect the behavior of text in the code pane as it relates to indenting, tabbing, dragging and dropping of text, and so forth.

Selection Margin

A column of white space between the margin indicator bar and the code text where you can click to select lines of text.

You can hide or display the selection margin on the General page of the Text Editor folder in the Options dialog box.

Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars

Allows you to scroll the code pane horizontally and vertically so that you can view the code that extends beyond the viewable edges of the code pane.

Line Numbering

Displays line numbers to the left of the text or code in the Editor. Line numbering is turned on from the Tools, Options dialog box, on either the Text Editor, All Languages, General page, or on a specific editor page.

Word Wrap

Displays long lines of text or code as multiple lines, enabling you to see all the text on the line. Word wrap does not affect the way text appears when it is executed or printed. Word wrap is turned on from the Tools, Options dialog box, on either the Text Editor, All Languages, General page, or on a specific editor page.

IntelliSense

In the MDX, DMX, and XML Code Editors, on the Edit menu, point to IntelliSense, to view the Microsoft IntelliSense options. For more information about IntelliSense, see Using IntelliSense. IntelliSense is not implemented for T-SQL Editors.

Code Outlining

Displays code groups with outlining lines to the left of the code. Code groups can be collapsed and expanded to make it easier to review your code. Code outlining is available in the MDX, DMX, and XML Code Editors.

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