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Microsoft Bend – A modern text editor

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Bend is a modern text editor. Bend takes off after the Zune client, but doesn’t constrain itself to it.
Find on page borrows from Apple Safari. Tabs are Google Chome inspired. This text editor aims to
be elegant, clean and a pleasure to work in. It exploits XAML / WPF to render beautiful hardware
accelerated text, each feature is carefully selected to balance performance and style.

Download the latest version and take it for a spin. Be warned Bend is work in progress – expect bugs and occasional surprise features.


  1. Microsoft .Net framework 4.0 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9cfb2d51-5ff4-4491-b0e5-b386f32c0992&displaylang=en
  2. Windows Installer 3.1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&displaylang=en
  3. Windows 7

Apparently Bend works on Vista and XP SP3 as well. As long as .net 4.0 works, Bend should work.
Beta/RC version of .net 4 framework run into installation problems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework#Versions lists 4.0.30319.1 as the version to have.

Feature support:

– Tabs
– Find on page
– Zoom Ctrl+Mouse wheel
– Syntax highlighting (Extensible and supports .asp/.boo/.bat/.coco/.cpp/.cs/.html/.java/.js/.php/.vb/.xml)



Written by wesley83

August 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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