According to Liveside, Microsoft is working on a web-based text file editor for based on “Monaco” – a web-based Visual Studio code editor. It is also rumored that Monaco is the basis of new F12 tool editor in IE11.


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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.

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