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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 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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