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I'm looking for a text editor that is powerful and extensible like emacs, but which uses .NET for the scripting language. emacs is an astonishing and amazing thing, but I use .NET all day and so I'd like an editor that I could extend using the language that's in my head, instead of LISP, which is also astonishing and amazing, but not my main skill set.

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Just an FYI, the ".NET Framework" is the set of software libraries & the framework written in C# that you use to write applications in C# with. It's the equivalent of the STL to C++, you don't say you're using the STL to write your program/script, but rather, you're using C++. That being said, off-hand, I'm not aware of any C#-based text editors - see for a list of some. – Breakthrough Jan 19 '13 at 13:22
@Breakthrough There are a few others as well. – Daniel Beck Jan 19 '13 at 13:32
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Maybe not as powerful as Emacs, but Notepad++ seems to support C# plugins. This package contains VS solutions for a template and a sample plugin. The plugins wiki might also come in handy.

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Giving Notepad++ a shot now. It looks promising. – Joshua Frank Jan 19 '13 at 16:37

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