which program is best for editing json files? notepad? or are there better programs for this?
It’s a free program. It numbers your lines, which is sometimes helpful. It also has a json language mode, which will color-code things. Some other little bonuses – autofilling words that already exist in the document comes in handy and cuts down on typos.
Highly recommend it.
I would go with VS code with the json extension installed, it’s a full IDE that’s made for developers across all languages and frameworks.
I use several programs when editing .json files.
Effective File Search - For finding a particular string of text among any number of files across any number of directories. Very handy when modding to find working examples of what you’re trying to do.
Notepad++ - As TheMurderUnicorn mentioned, it’s just great for editing. I will add that it has a dual panel mode to view 2 files side by side. There are also MANY plugins available to download, via the Plugin Manager. I make a lot of use of the ‘compare’ plugin.
Github Desktop - I use this to both keep tabs on my fellow modders work and to publish my own mods or submit changes to others projects.
Greenshot - A free screen capturing program. Handy for showing things off or bug reports or really anything.