Text Editor

The Text Editor section of the Options menu gives you the ability to customize the behavior of the editors in general as well as the editor for a specific language that you need.


In the block General you can find the most common settings for the text editors, such as:

  • an ability to drag and drop text in the editor,
  • highlighting of automatic delimiters,
  • tracking changes, auto-detecting UTF-8 encoding without a signature.

Here you are also able to set the way of displaying code in the editor:

  • a selection margin,
  • an indicator margin,
  • highlighting the current line.

Options menu - Text Editor - General

File Extension

This block allows you to manage all the extensions of files that you're working on. Type the necessary extension in the Extension field, select the appropriate text editor for it from the drop-down list and click the Add button. If you don't need some extension anymore, select it in the list and click the Remove button. In addition, you can set the editor for the extensionless files: check the box at the bottom of the window and select the editor from the drop-down list.

Options menu - Text Editor - File Extension

All Languages

Here you can manage the settings that are applied to all text editors of TWS. All of these settings are divided into three blocks: General, Scroll Bars, and Tabs. If you need to change the settings for a specific editor, navigate to the appropriate sub-section. The Welkin Suite supports editors for such languages:


This subsection helps you to configure the main settings for all text editors:

  • Statement completion — enable / disable Auto list members and Parameter information,
  • Settings — the abilities to enable / disable virtual space, word wrap, line numbers, single-click URL navigation, navigation bar, automatic brace completion, and Cut and Copy commands for blanc lines.

Options menu - Text Editor - All Languages - General

Scroll Bars

This section allows you to set the behavior of the scroll bars in the editor's window:

  • enable / disable a vertical and horizontal scroll bar,
  • enable / disable showing annotations: changes, marks, errors, a caret position,
  • set the mode: bar mode or map mode, and its size.

Options menu - Text Editor - All Languages - Scroll Bars


Here you can manage the tabs that are used in the Automated formatting feature:

  • which type of indenting TWS should use,
  • what is the size of a tab,
  • if TWS should use tabs or spaces.

Options menu - Text Editor - All Languages - Tabs

Apex Debug Log

In this section, you can select the hierarchy view of the Apex log editor:

  • Expanded — all your log files are opened with the presentation of the log hierarchy only. It's suitable if you are mostly working with the hierarchy of your log file. You can see your log file itself using the Collapse or Expand buttons in the right bottom corner,
  • Collapsed — the log tree view is hidden for the newly opened logs. It's useful when you need to see the log file without its hierarchy,
  • Splitted — this view allows you to see the combined log and its tree view in your Log editor.

Options menu - Text Editor - Apex Debug Log

Code Assistance

This section gives you the ability to manage the main settings of Code Assistance for the Apex editor, such as:

Options menu - Text Editor - Code Assistance

In addition, in the JavaScipt subsection you can turn on / off the Javascript Code Completion.

Options menu - Text Editor - Code Assistance - Javascript

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Last modified: 2017/05/24 11:30

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