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Miss an build-in DOC / TXT viewer.

Posted: 2015-10-02, 00:30 UTC
Hi, I'm impress of that app on WP8.1! But what to built in txt viewer on?
Can I do as for every one know F3 or - better - F4 shortcut?
I'm very appreciate for answer!

Posted: 2015-10-05, 09:37 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
Currently there is no internal viewer - when you tap on a file name, TC should open the associated program, or show a list of available programs. For doc and txt, there should already be a preinstalled office app from Microsoft.

Posted: 2015-10-07, 17:25 UTC
Issue are more specific because I want to view file without extension, like log file from website. Office can't do that ;> Different extensions.

Posted: 2015-10-08, 09:27 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
Ah, I see - you are right, Windows Phone is very limited in this regard, it doesn't allow to open files with user-specified programs. It all goes via extensions only. I will check how complex it would be to write my own editor.

Posted: 2015-12-02, 20:39 UTC
by 3ICE
With Windows 10 Developer Preview I can't even open simple txt files now. (8.1 could do it...)
Office Word's plaintext support was dropped completely, it's handling docx files only now.

Furthermore, all WP text editor apps I tried are really bad. Fake demos, clunky UI, and misnamed "editors" in view-only mode.

I fondly remember CE Total Commander; Its built in 64k text editor was great on Windows Mobile 6.

I often miss the ability to hit Shift+F4 to create a new file in the current working directory and quickly edit it.

Posted: 2015-12-03, 10:31 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
The good news: The next version will include one!
The bad news: I will have to limit it to 200kBytes. Why? Both the TextBox and the RichEditBox controls on Windows phone become horribly slow even for such small files.

Posted: 2015-12-29, 22:58 UTC
Nice info! I try it.