NotepadPB is a feature rich text editor built in PowerBuilder using the Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder UI toolkit.


NotepadPB Main
NotepadPB Find Text
NotepadPB Dark Mode
NotepadPB Fold
NotepadPB Split View
NotepadPB Unicode


Loaded with a ton of features.
  • Tabbed caption display for maximized real estate.
  • Support for many programming languages (the only notepad to support PowerBuilder out of the box).
  • Advanced editor features like row numbers, auto indenting, row highlighting, etc.
  • Syntax folding, highlighting, and brace matching.
  • Encoding support.
  • EOL character support and conversion for Windows, MAC, and Unix.
  • Easily insert a new GUID, Date, Time, Calculated Value, and Unicode Character.
  • Document summary displays number of lines, characters, words, and other file attributes.
  • Split view to compare two files.
  • For PowerBuilder .sr* files, go to implementation by right clicking on a declared function.
  • Use Ctrl + Mouse Wheel to zoom in and out.
  • Advanced find and replace text features.

The Cost?

Nothing. It's free to use; no restrictions.

NotepadPB is available to show you what the UI controls in Ultimate Suite for PowerBuilder can do for your own application. Get hands on with a real world PowerBuilder application. Discover a new UI experience built entirely in PowerBuilder.


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Aug 18, 2020
  • Add button to toolbar format/beautify PowerBuilder code.
  • Add Default Language option to settings.
Jul 24, 2020
  • Add Save All menu to tab right click.
  • Undo buffer was being cleared when file is saved.
  • Improve process that allows you to open files from Explorer (more work needed for multiple files).
Jul 20, 2020
  • Fixed issues with file encoding.
Jul 8, 2020
  • Performance improvements when opening very large files.
May 29, 2020
  • Add text to speech functionality. New buttons added to toolbar.
  • Created Windows file associations for all supported file extensions.
  • Don't open a blank editor if opening application by editing a file in explorer.
  • Fixed issue with some features not working if application is openen by editing a file in explorer.
May 27, 2020
  • Add reload menu option to the right click on the main tab.
  • UI adjustments to editor to make it look modern.
May 25, 2020
  • Fixed crash issue with replace all.
  • New Insert option which allows you to add a character from a Unicode Character Map.
May 22, 2020
  • Add right click menu to main tab (Close, Close All, Close All But This).
  • Right click on main tab to move tab to secondary view so you can compare files.
May 21, 2020
  • Add new tools menu (trim spaces, sort lines, remove blank lines).
  • Add better character count to summary window.
  • Fixed performance issues with print preview and print.
May 19, 2020
  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed issues with comment and uncomment buttons.
  • Add EOL indicator to status.
  • Use appropriate EOL character for opened file.
  • Add Convert EOL command to toolbar.
  • Improved handling of read only files.
May 15, 2020
  • Fixed issues with syntax folding and highlighting for PowerScript code files.
  • Add new summary window to show information about a file.
  • Change file save to handle change in encoding.
May 13, 2020
  • Add syntax folding for PowerScript.
  • Add go to implementation option for PowerScript (when right clicking on function declarations in forward prototypes section in exported code).
  • Fixed issues with encoding.
  • Add new expand all fold and collapse all fold toolbar options.
May 9, 2020
  • Add new Highlight Line option.
  • Adjust dark mode colors.
May 8, 2020
  • Dark mode for editor if black color theme is selected.
  • Add new Auto Indent editor option.
  • Fixed sizing issue in find output panel.
  • Change Find so it auto wraps to the beginning of the document.
  • Fixed issue with clipboard history.
April 24, 2020
  • New UI.
  • Add 'Normal Text' option to list of languages.
  • Syntax styling for bat and ini files.
April 8, 2020
  • Issue with checking for modified file while application is minimized.
April 1, 2020
  • New Insert menu option to add: New GUID, Caculated Value, Current Date, Current Date Time, and Current Time.
  • New Clipboard History menu option.
  • New Clear Recent Files menu option.
March 28, 2020
  • Fixed bug with Replace and Replace All.
  • Fixed minor UI issues with Find.