Is there text editor with c# syntax highlight which starts VERY FAST? I just want look source code some files in project and i donnt want wait 30 seconds while VS starts.
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I'd suggest Notepad++.
- easy to use (integration into Explorer context menu)
- highly flexible, lots of addons available
- open source (free as in both "free speech" and "free beer")
Vim starts faster than just about anything (anything sophisticated enough to have syntax highlighting anyway) and ships with C# syntax highlighting. As you're probably already aware though, the learning curve is steep. www.vim.org
Related: I think the trick is to do your development using two editors. When you have VS with Resharper or other analysis add-ons it becomes very slow, but also very useful. So when you go to crank out code the VS environment is more like quicksand than anything else.
So, the plan is, get yourself a generic editor, generic but extensible. Learn that extensibility and enhance that editor over the years, for it will be your 'home base' editor. I use SlickEdit.
Once you have your generic editor, you should be able to program them to do a line, col, file jump from one to the other. The jump into VS is not easy though, you will have to make an exe that uses COM to control the running instance of the IDE.
if you google "VSGoto slickedit" you will find a version of that exe, but it tends to fail intermittently.