Report: Microsoft Working On Web Based Text File Editing Feature For


According to Liveside, Microsoft is working on a web-based text file editor for on “Monaco” – a web-based Visual Studio code editor.

Here is the description about upcoming editor from Liveside,

LiveSide has learnt that the online text file editor on is based on “Monaco” – a web-based Visual Studio code editor. The “Monaco” editor was first used by Microsoft on the TypeScript Playground – which allowed developers to test their code within the web browser. The editor featured line count, contextual syntax highlighting, as well as find and replace functionality with regular expression, and we understand some of these may make its way to’s text editor.

We also understand that’s text editor will enable versioning, including the ability to compare changes between versions of text files, as well as the ability to revert to an older version.

It is also rumored that Monaco is the basis of new F12 tool editor in IE11.

Source: Liveside

  • Dbomber

    This is awesome . Collaborative coding on skydrive with versioning features !!

  • Antonio Cisternino

    You can try it on it looks quite familiar (and it is also very good!)

  • thommy

    Erich Gamma is developing it with his team. It’s awesome, got a demo at an MS Event in Switzerland.