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A Plethora of Updates to the Site and the Tool

First and foremost, you'll notice that I've moved the tool itself to regexhero.net/tester. I've contemplated this move for awhile. On one hand, it was convenient that the home page contained the tool itself. On the other hand, it was a little slow to load for a home page, and a little off-putting for new visitors coming to the site who don't have Silverlight installed. The new home page is much smaller and faster to load to alleviate some of that first-load anxiety.

The other difference is that I now have a reference page. This should be handy to pull up in a separate browser while you're using Regex Hero and need a quick regex reference. It's pretty short & sweet right now, but I will be working to improve and expand this page to become a more complete reference.

As for the tool itself, I made some more improvements. I've made the auto-saving feature a little more aggressive. I was noticing cases where it wouldn't save. So when you close the tool and bring it back up again you lose what you were working on. I think I resolved that.

And then I've added a couple buttons to the top-right corner of the tool. You'll notice the "Generate Code" and "Full Screen" buttons. The Full Screen button is obvious -- it'll toggle full-screen mode. The Generate Code button is a more useful feature for those writing .NET applications. It'll actually generate a .NET snippet of code based on your regular expression, target string, options, and settings. Then you can copy & paste that code into your own application.

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