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Rainmeter editor

Set up an editor to work on your Rainmeter projects
It's recommended you install an advanced editor instead of using the Windows Notepad to work on your Rainmeter projects and files, since they usually offers a lot of useful functions, like syntax highlighting or errors recognition.
The two editors we recommend are:
​Notepad++​
​Visual Studio Code​
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Notepad++

You can download Notepad++ from its official website here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/. Set Notepad++ as your official editor for Rainmeter by following these steps:
  1. 1.
    In the system tray, right-click on the Rainmeter icon
  2. 2.
    Select Manage
  3. 3.
    Go to the Settings tab
  4. 4.
    Next to Editor, select the ... button
  5. 5.
    Navigating to the Notepad++ executable in C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe (The installation path could change from user to user)
Enable Notepad++ as default Rainmeter editor
  1. 6.
    It's also recommended you install the addon for Notepad++ called RainLexer. https://poiru.github.io/rainlexer/​
  2. 7.
    Restart Notepad++ and in the Notepad++ menu bar, go to Language and select Rainmeter
Enable the Rainmeter linguage syntax highlighting
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Visual Studio Code

You can download VSCode from its official website here: ​https://code.visualstudio.com/download. Set VSCode as your official editor for Rainmeter by following these steps:
  1. 1.
    In the system tray, right-click on the Rainmeter icon
  2. 2.
    Select Manage
  3. 3.
    Go to the Settings tab
  4. 4.
    Next to Editor, select the ... button
  5. 5.
    Navigating to the VSCode executable in C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe (The installation path could change from user to user)
Enable VSCode as default Rainmeter editor
  1. 6.
    It's also recommended you install the extension for VSCode called Rainmeter Support. https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=will-shaw.ws-rainmeter​
  2. 7.
    Restart VSCode