New in Version 17.7

May 16, 2018

New General Features

  • Improved the speed of various sort commands.

Test results:

CSV Sort (numbers, sort by a column)19.7 seconds0.719 seconds27.4 times faster
CSV Sort by Multiple Columns (numbers, sort by 2 columns)72.6 seconds1.97 seconds36.9 times faster
CSV Sort by Multiple Columns (numbers, sort by 3 columns)94.7 seconds3.09 seconds30.6 times faster

* 185 MB, 2,170,000 lines, CSV number data, Windows 10 (64-bit), Core i7-8700K, 32GB RAM.

  • Updated the Python syntax to Python 3.7.0b4.
  • Added the feature to generate a report file after file comparisons. Added the eeCompare configuration and the Vertical Line-separated CSV format to view comparison reports.

New Options

  • Added the Copy and Close button to the dialog box displayed by the Character Code Value command.
  • Added the Generate a Report? page to the Compare wizard.
  • Added the File Modified Date (&e) and File Modified Time (&u) macros to the Header/Footer text boxes in the Print page of configuration properties.
  • Added the Color drop-down list box to the Highlight (1) page of configuration properties, which allows you to specify Comparison-related colors.
  • Added the Min Size to Use Temporary File text box and the Currently Using Temporary File message to the Large File Controller custom bar.
  • Added the Ignore Empty Cells check box to the Delete/Bookmark Duplicate Lines dialog box.
  • Added the Compare unquoted strings in cells of CSV documents check box to the Sort page of the Customize dialog box.

New Commands

  • Customize Text Rendering
  • Generate Report

Plug-in API New Features

  • Added the SORT_UNQUOTE_CELLS flag to the SORT_INFO structure.
  • Added the EE_COMPARE message, Editor_Compare inline function, and the COMPARE_INFO structure.

Macro New Features

  • Added the eeIgnoreEmptyCells flag to the DeleteDuplicates method of the Document object.
  • Added the eeSortUnquoteCells flag to the Sort method of the Document object.
  • Added the Compare method to the Editor object.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issues in keyword highlighting when DirectWrite is enabled.
  • Fixed issues related to sorting.
  • Fixed customer-reported issues (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).