Chapter 1. Introduction

KatePart is a fully featured text editor component used by many Qt™ and KDE applications. KatePart is more than a text editor; it is meant to be a programmer's editor, and could be considered as at least a partial alternative to more powerful editors. One of KatePart's main features is the colorized syntax, customized for many different programming languages such as: C/C++, Java™, Python, Perl, Bash, Modula 2, HTML, and Ada.

KWrite is a simple text editor application based on KatePart. It has a single document interface (SDI) allowing you to edit one file at the time per window. Since KWrite is a very simple implementation of KatePart, it does not require its own documentation. If you know how to use KWrite, you can use KatePart anywhere!