# Writing simple LaTeX workspace [closed]

I have this project in which I need to write something like a workspace for LaTeX.

Basically I need to make split window. In one you would write the TeX code and in the other you would see the live result of your doing. And I have to add some other small things like coloring the syntax, changing the compile method (LaTeX, XeLatex...) etc.

I know and I've written some documents in LaTeX, so I know LaTeX fairly.

But!!! Where should I start? I don't know anything about it. Is there maybe some simple code to begin with? is there a small example? anything?

I'm not lazy. I went through the internet and found very few things about it.

Would like to hear some advice.

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## closed as off topic by Claudio Fiandrino, Yiannis Lazarides, Joseph Wright♦Jan 4 '13 at 9:42

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You sound like you are asking about LaTeX editors: there is a question about these in general. The way you describe the layout you want is available in several editors: I use TeXworks, which has a split 'one side code, one side output' approach, but so do many other editors. –  Joseph Wright Jan 4 '13 at 8:14
Although I need to write it myself. So I will use only the latex exe to interpret the code or whatever exe to do so. –  MaD Jan 4 '13 at 8:19
If I get you right then you are trying to program your own simple LaTeX editor. Therefore your question is maybe better placed within a section of sx that is more focussed on programming. For this you should maybe abstract it a bit more and first ask for some code that has an editor component in on half of the window and a second area where the content of the editor window is built by some random compiler. From there you could go on to get more LaTeX specific. –  Benedikt Bauer Jan 4 '13 at 8:22
@Benedikt-Bauer I guess you right. Please can you clarify what is "section of sx"? I would do as advised. Thanks –  MaD Jan 4 '13 at 8:27
@MaD sx is the shorthand for "stackexchange" and for example tex.sx is a section of stackexchange. Maybe it's best to start at the stackexchange.com site and see which sections would best fit your needs. –  Benedikt Bauer Jan 4 '13 at 8:32