Release notes and version history

Version 6.x

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Version 5.x

20-11-2023: Version 5.65.16:

29-08-2023: Version 5.65.15:

17-07-2023: Version 5.65.14:

27-04-2023: Version 5.65.13:

20-02-2023: Version 5.65.12:

20-12-2022: Version 5.65.11:

20-11-2022: Version 5.65.10:

20-09-2022: Version 5.65.9:

20-08-2022: Version 5.65.8:

20-07-2022: Version 5.65.7:

20-06-2022: Version 5.65.6:

30-05-2022: Version 5.65.5:

20-05-2022: Version 5.65.4:

20-04-2022: Version 5.65.3:

21-02-2022: Version 5.65.2:

20-01-2022: Version 5.65.1:

20-12-2021: Version 5.65.0:

20-11-2021: Version 5.64.0:

11-10-2021: Version 5.63.3:

29-09-2021: Version 5.63.1:

20-09-2021: Version 5.63.0:

20-08-2021: Version 5.62.3:

21-07-2021: Version 5.62.2:

20-07-2021: Version 5.62.1:

21-06-2021: Version 5.62.0:

20-05-2021: Version 5.61.1:

20-04-2021: Version 5.61.0:

20-03-2021: Version 5.60.0:

24-02-2021: Version 5.59.4:

20-02-2021: Version 5.59.3:

20-01-2021: Version 5.59.2:

31-12-2020: Version 5.59.1:

20-12-2020: Version 5.59.0:

19-11-2020: Version 5.58.3:

23-10-2020: Version 5.58.2:

21-09-2020: Version 5.58.1:

21-09-2020: Version 5.58.0:

20-08-2020: Version 5.57.0:

20-07-2020: Version 5.56.0:

21-06-2020: Version 5.55.0:

20-05-2020: Version 5.54.0:

21-04-2020: Version 5.53.2:

21-04-2020: Version 5.53.0:

20-03-2020: Version 5.52.2:

20-02-2020: Version 5.52.0:

20-01-2020: Version 5.51.0:

01-01-2020: Version 5.50.2:

  • Fix bug that broke removal of line widgets.

20-12-2019: Version 5.50.0:

21-10-2019: Version 5.49.2:

20-09-2019: Version 5.49.0:

20-08-2019: Version 5.48.4:

  • Make default styles for line elements more specific so that they don’t apply to all <pre> elements inside the editor.
  • Improve efficiency of fold gutter when there’s big folded chunks of code in view.
  • Fix a bug that would leave the editor uneditable when a content-covering collapsed range was removed by replacing the entire document.
  • julia mode: Support number separators.
  • asterisk mode: Improve comment support.
  • handlebars mode: Support triple-brace tags.

20-07-2019: Version 5.48.2:

  • vim bindings: Adjust char escape substitution to match vim, support &/$0.
  • search addon: Try to make backslash behavior in query strings less confusing.
  • javascript mode: Handle numeric separators, strings in arrow parameter defaults, and TypeScript in operator in index types.
  • sparql mode: Allow non-ASCII identifier characters.

20-06-2019: Version 5.48.0:

  • Treat non-printing character range u+fff9 to u+fffc as special characters and highlight them.
  • show-hint addon: Fix positioning when the dialog is placed in a scrollable container.
  • Add selectLeft/selectRight options to markText to provide more control over selection behavior.

21-05-2019: Version 5.47.0:

  • python mode: Properly handle ... syntax.
  • ruby mode: Fix indenting before closing brackets.
  • vim bindings: Fix repeat for C-v I, fix handling of fat cursor C-v c Esc and 0, fix @@, fix block-wise yank.
  • vim bindings: Add support for ` text object.

22-04-2019: Version 5.46.0:

  • Allow gutters to specify direct CSS stings.
  • Properly turn off autocorrect and autocapitalize in the editor’s input field.
  • Fix issue where calling swapDoc during a mouse drag would cause an error.
  • Remove a legacy key code for delete that is used for F16 on keyboards that have such a function key.
  • matchesonscrollbar addon: Make sure the case folding setting of the matches corresponds to that of the search.
  • swift mode: Fix handling of empty strings.

20-03-2019: Version 5.45.0:

21-02-2019: Version 5.44.0:

  • vim bindings: Properly emulate forward-delete.
  • New theme: nord.
  • Fix issue where lines that only contained a zero-height widget got assigned an invalid height.
  • Improve support for middle-click paste on X Windows.
  • Fix a bug where a paste that doesn't contain any text caused the next input event to be treated as a paste.
  • show-hint addon: Fix accidental global variable.
  • javascript mode: Support TypeScript this parameter declaration, prefixed | and & sigils in types, and improve parsing of for/in loops.

21-01-2019: Version 5.43.0:

  • Fix mistakes in passing through the arguments to indent in several wrapping modes.
  • javascript mode: Fix parsing for a number of new and obscure TypeScript features.
  • ruby mode: Support indented end tokens for heredoc strings.
  • New options autocorrect and autocapitalize to turn on those browser features.

21-12-2018: Version 5.42.2:

  • Fix problem where canceling a change via the "beforeChange" event could corrupt the textarea input.
  • Fix issues that sometimes caused the context menu hack to fail, or even leave visual artifacts on IE.
  • vim bindings: Make it possible to select text between angle brackets.
  • css mode: Fix tokenizing of CSS variables.
  • python mode: Fix another bug in tokenizing of format strings.
  • soy mode: More accurate highlighting.

20-11-2018: Version 5.42.0:

  • The markText method now takes an attributes option that can be used to add attributes text's HTML representation.
  • vim bindings: Add support for the = binding.
  • Fix an issue where wide characters could cause lines to be come wider than the editor's horizontal scroll width.
  • Optimize handling of window resize events.
  • show-hint addon: Don't assume the hints are shown in the same document the library was loaded in.
  • python mode: Fix bug where a string inside a template string broke highlighting.
  • swift mode: Support multi-line strings.

25-10-2018: Version 5.41.0:

  • A new selectionsMayTouch option controls whether multiple selections are joined when they touch (the default) or not.
  • vim bindings: Add noremap binding command.
  • Fix firing of "gutterContextMenu" event on Firefox.
  • Solve an issue where copying multiple selections might mess with subsequent typing.
  • Don't crash when endOperation is called with no operation active.
  • vim bindings: Fix insert mode repeat after visualBlock edits.
  • scheme mode: Improve highlighting of quoted expressions.
  • soy mode: Support injected data and @param in comments.
  • objective c mode: Improve conformance to the actual language.

20-09-2018: Version 5.40.2:

25-08-2018: Version 5.40.0:

  • New method phrase and option phrases to make translating UI text in addons easier.
  • closebrackets addon: Fix issue where bracket-closing wouldn't work before punctuation.
  • panel addon: Fix problem where replacing the last remaining panel dropped the newly added panel.
  • hardwrap addon: Fix an infinite loop when the indentation is greater than the target column.
  • jinja2 and markdown modes: Add comment metadata.

20-07-2018: Version 5.39.2:

  • Fix issue where when you pass the document as a Doc instance to the CodeMirror constructor, the mode option was ignored.
  • Fix bug where line height could be computed wrong with a line widget below a collapsed line.
  • Fix overeager .npmignore dropping the bin/source-highlight utility from the distribution.
  • show-hint addon: Fix behavior when backspacing to the start of the line with completions open.

20-06-2018: Version 5.39.0:

  • Fix issue that in some circumstances caused content to be clipped off at the bottom after a resize.
  • markdown mode: Improve handling of blank lines in HTML tags.
  • stex mode: Add an inMathMode option to start the mode in math mode.

21-05-2018: Version 5.38.0:

  • Improve reliability of noticing a missing mouseup event during dragging.
  • Make sure getSelection is always called on the correct document.
  • Fix interpretation of line breaks and non-breaking spaces inserted by renderer in contentEditable mode.
  • Work around some browsers inexplicably making the fake scrollbars focusable.
  • Make sure coordsChar doesn't return positions inside collapsed ranges.
  • javascript mode: Support block scopes, bindingless catch, bignum suffix, s regexp flag.
  • markdown mode: Adjust a wasteful regexp.
  • show-hint addon: Allow opening the control without any item selected.
  • New theme: darcula.
  • dialog addon: Add a CSS class (dialog-opened) to the editor when a dialog is open.

20-04-2018: Version 5.37.0:

20-03-2018: Version 5.36.0:

  • Make sure all document-level event handlers are registered on the document that the editor is part of.
  • Fix issue that prevented edits whose origin starts with + from being combined in history events for an editor-less document.
  • multiplex addon: Improve handling of indentation.
  • merge addon: Use CSS :after element to style the scroll-lock icon.
  • javascript-hint addon: Don't provide completions in JSON mode.
  • continuelist addon: Fix numbering error.
  • show-hint addon: Make fromList completion strategy act on the current token up to the cursor, rather than the entire token.
  • markdown mode: Fix a regexp with potentially exponental complexity.
  • New theme: lucario.

20-02-2018: Version 5.35.0:

  • Fix problem where selection undo might change read-only documents.
  • Fix crash when calling addLineWidget on a document that has no attached editor.
  • searchcursor addon: Fix behavior of ^ in multiline regexp mode.
  • match-highlighter addon: Fix problem with matching words that have regexp special syntax in them.
  • sublime bindings: Fix addCursorToSelection for short lines.
  • vim bindings: Support alternative delimiters in replace command.
  • javascript mode: Support TypeScript intersection types, dynamic import.
  • stex mode: Fix parsing of \( \) delimiters, recognize more atom arguments.
  • haskell mode: Highlight more builtins, support <* and *>.
  • sql mode: Make it possible to disable backslash escapes in strings for dialects that don't have them, do this for MS SQL.
  • dockerfile mode: Highlight strings and ports, recognize more instructions.

29-01-2018: Version 5.34.0:

21-12-2017: Version 5.33.0:

22-11-2017: Version 5.32.0:

  • Increase contrast on default bracket-matching colors.
  • javascript mode: Recognize TypeScript type parameters for calls, type guards, and type parameter defaults. Improve handling of enum and module keywords.
  • comment addon: Fix bug when uncommenting a comment that spans all but the last selected line.
  • searchcursor addon: Fix bug in case folding.
  • emacs bindings: Prevent single-character deletions from resetting the kill ring.
  • closebrackets addon: Tweak quote matching behavior.
  • continuelist addon: Increment ordered list numbers when adding one.

20-10-2017: Version 5.31.0:

  • Modes added with addOverlay now have access to a baseToken method on their input stream, giving access to the tokens of the underlying mode.
  • Further improve selection drawing and cursor motion in right-to-left documents.
  • vim bindings: Fix ctrl-w behavior, support quote-dot and backtick-dot marks, make the wide cursor visible in contentEditable input mode.
  • continuecomment addon: Fix bug when pressing enter after a single-line block comment.
  • markdown mode: Fix issue with leaving indented fenced code blocks.
  • javascript mode: Fix bad parsing of operators without spaces between them. Fix some corner cases around semicolon insertion and regexps.

20-09-2017: Version 5.30.0:

  • Fixed a number of issues with drawing right-to-left selections and mouse selection in bidirectional text.
  • search addon: Fix crash when restarting search after doing empty search.
  • mark-selection addon: Fix off-by-one bug.
  • tern addon: Fix bad request made when editing at the bottom of a large document.
  • javascript mode: Improve parsing in a number of corner cases.
  • markdown mode: Fix crash when a sub-mode doesn't support indentation, allow uppercase X in task lists.
  • gfm mode: Don't highlight SHA1 'hashes' without numbers to avoid false positives.
  • soy mode: Support injected data and @param in comments.
  • simple mode addon: Allow groups in regexps when token isn't an array.

24-08-2017: Version 5.29.0:

  • Fix crash in contentEditable input style when editing near a bookmark.
  • Make sure change origins are preserved when splitting changes on read-only marks.
  • javascript mode: More support for TypeScript syntax.
  • d mode: Support nested comments.
  • python mode: Improve tokenizing of operators.
  • markdown mode: Further improve CommonMark conformance.
  • css mode: Don't run comment tokens through the mode's state machine.
  • shell mode: Allow strings to span lines.
  • search addon: Fix crash in persistent search when extraKeys is null.

21-07-2017: Version 5.28.0:

  • Fix copying of, or replacing editor content with, a single dash character when copying a big selection in some corner cases.
  • Make "goLineLeft"/"goLineRight" behave better on wrapped lines.
  • sql mode: Fix tokenizing of multi-dot operator and allow digits in subfield names.
  • searchcursor addon: Fix infinite loop on some composed character inputs.
  • markdown mode: Make list parsing more CommonMark-compliant.
  • gfm mode: Highlight colon syntax for emoji.

29-06-2017: Version 5.27.4:

  • Fix crash when using mode lookahead.
  • markdown mode: Don't block inner mode's indentation support.

22-06-2017: Version 5.27.2:

22-06-2017: Version 5.27.0:

  • Fix infinite loop in forced display update.
  • Properly disable the hidden textarea when readOnly is "nocursor".
  • Calling the Doc constructor without new works again.
  • sql mode: Handle nested comments.
  • javascript mode: Improve support for TypeScript syntax.
  • markdown mode: Fix bug where markup was ignored on indented paragraph lines.
  • vim bindings: Referencing invalid registers no longer causes an uncaught exception.
  • rust mode: Add the correct MIME type.
  • matchbrackets addon: Document options.
  • Mouse button clicks can now be bound in keymaps by using names like "LeftClick" or "Ctrl-Alt-MiddleTripleClick". When bound to a function, that function will be passed the position of the click as second argument.
  • The behavior of mouse selection and dragging can now be customized with the configureMouse option.
  • Modes can now look ahead across line boundaries with the StringStream.lookahead method.
  • Introduces a "type" token type, makes modes that recognize types output it, and add styling for it to the themes.
  • New pasteLinesPerSelection option to control the behavior of pasting multiple lines into multiple selections.
  • searchcursor addon: Support multi-line regular expression matches, and normalize strings when matching.

22-05-2017: Version 5.26.0:

  • In textarea-mode, don't reset the input field during composition.
  • More careful restoration of selections in widgets, during editor redraw.
  • vim bindings: Parse line offsets in line or range specs.
  • javascript mode: More TypeScript parsing fixes.
  • julia mode: Fix issue where the mode gets stuck.
  • markdown mode: Understand cross-line links, parse all bracketed things as links.
  • soy mode: Support single-quoted strings.
  • go mode: Don't try to indent inside strings or comments.

20-04-2017: Version 5.25.2:

  • Better handling of selections that cover the whole viewport in contentEditable-mode.
  • No longer accidentally scroll the editor into view when calling setValue.
  • Work around Chrome Android bug when converting screen coordinates to editor positions.
  • Make sure long-clicking a selection sets a cursor and doesn't show the editor losing focus.
  • Fix issue where pointer events were incorrectly disabled on Chrome's overlay scrollbars.
  • javascript mode: Recognize annotations and TypeScript-style type parameters.
  • shell mode: Handle nested braces.
  • markdown mode: Make parsing of strong/em delimiters CommonMark-compliant.

20-03-2017: Version 5.25.0:

  • In contentEditable-mode, properly locate changes that repeat a character when inserted with IME.
  • Fix handling of selections bigger than the viewport in contentEditable mode.
  • Improve handling of changes that insert or delete lines in contentEditable mode.
  • Count Unicode control characters 0x80 to 0x9F as special (non-printing) chars.
  • Fix handling of shadow DOM roots when finding the active element.
  • Add role=presentation to more DOM elements to improve screen reader support.
  • merge addon: Make aligning of unchanged chunks more robust.
  • comment addon: Fix comment-toggling on a block of text that starts and ends in a (different) block comment.
  • javascript mode: Improve support for TypeScript syntax.
  • r mode: Fix indentation after semicolon-less statements.
  • shell mode: Properly handle escaped parentheses in parenthesized expressions.
  • markdown mode: Fix a few bugs around leaving fenced code blocks.
  • soy mode: Improve indentation.
  • lint addon: Support asynchronous linters that return promises.
  • continuelist addon: Support continuing task lists.
  • vim bindings: Make Y behave like yy.
  • sql mode: Support sqlite dialect.

22-02-2017: Version 5.24.2:

  • javascript mode: Support computed class method names.
  • merge addon: Improve aligning of unchanged code in the presence of marks and line widgets.

20-02-2017: Version 5.24.0:

  • Positions now support a sticky property which determines whether they should be associated with the character before (value "before") or after (value "after") them.
  • vim bindings: Make it possible to remove built-in bindings through the API.
  • comment addon: Support a per-mode useInnerComments option to optionally suppress descending to the inner modes to get comment strings.
  • A cursor directly before a line-wrapping break is now drawn before or after the line break depending on which direction you arrived from.
  • Visual cursor motion in line-wrapped right-to-left text should be much more correct.
  • Fix bug in handling of read-only marked text.
  • shell mode: Properly tokenize nested parentheses.
  • python mode: Support underscores in number literals.
  • sass mode: Uses the full list of CSS properties and keywords from the CSS mode, rather than defining its own incomplete subset. Now depends on the css mode.
  • css mode: Expose lineComment property for LESS and SCSS dialects. Recognize vendor prefixes on pseudo-elements.
  • julia mode: Properly indent elseif lines.
  • markdown mode: Properly recognize the end of fenced code blocks when inside other markup.
  • scala mode: Improve handling of operators containing #, @, and : chars.
  • xml mode: Allow dashes in HTML tag names.
  • javascript mode: Improve parsing of async methods, TypeScript-style comma-separated superclass lists.
  • indent-fold addon: Ignore comment lines.

19-01-2017: Version 5.23.0:

  • Presentation-related elements DOM elements are now marked as such to help screen readers.
  • markdown mode: Be more picky about what HTML tags look like to avoid false positives.
  • findModeByMIME now understands +json and +xml MIME suffixes.
  • closebrackets addon: Add support for an override option to ignore language-specific defaults.
  • panel addon: Add a stable option that auto-scrolls the content to keep it in the same place when inserting/removing a panel.

20-12-2016: Version 5.22.0:

  • sublime bindings: Make selectBetweenBrackets work with multiple cursors.
  • javascript mode: Fix issues with parsing complex TypeScript types, imports, and exports.
  • A contentEditable editor instance with autofocus enabled no longer crashes during initializing.
  • emacs bindings: Export CodeMirror.emacs to allow other addons to hook into Emacs-style functionality.
  • active-line addon: Add nonEmpty option.
  • New event: optionChange.

21-11-2016: Version 5.21.0:

  • Tapping/clicking the editor in contentEditable mode on Chrome now puts the cursor at the tapped position.
  • Fix various crashes and misbehavior when reading composition events in contentEditable mode.
  • Catches and ignores an IE 'Unspecified Error' when creating an editor in an iframe before there is a <body>.
  • merge addon: Fix several issues in the chunk-aligning feature.
  • verilog mode: Rewritten to address various issues.
  • julia mode: Recognize Julia 0.5 syntax.
  • swift mode: Various fixes and adjustments to current syntax.
  • markdown mode: Allow lists without a blank line above them.
  • The setGutterMarker, clearGutter, and lineInfo methods are now available on Doc objects.
  • The heightAtLine method now takes an extra argument to allow finding the height at the top of the line's line widgets.
  • ruby mode: else and elsif are now immediately indented.
  • vim bindings: Bind Ctrl-T and Ctrl-D to in- and dedent in insert mode.

20-10-2016: Version 5.20.0:

  • Make newlineAndIndent command work with multiple cursors on the same line.
  • Make sure keypress events for backspace are ignored.
  • Tokens styled with overlays no longer get a nonsense cm-cm-overlay class.
  • Line endings for pasted content are now normalized to the editor's preferred ending.
  • javascript mode: Improve support for class expressions. Support TypeScript optional class properties, the abstract keyword, and return type declarations for arrow functions.
  • css mode: Fix highlighting of mixed-case keywords.
  • closebrackets addon: Improve behavior when typing a quote before a string.
  • The core is now maintained as a number of small files, using ES6 syntax and modules, under the src/ directory. A git checkout no longer contains a working codemirror.js until you npm run build (but when installing from NPM, it is included).
  • The refresh event is now documented and stable.

20-09-2016: Version 5.19.0:

  • erlang mode: Fix mode crash when trying to read an empty context.
  • comment addon: Fix broken behavior when toggling comments inside a comment.
  • xml-fold addon: Fix a null-dereference bug.
  • Page up and page down now do something even in single-line documents.
  • Fix an issue where the cursor position could be off in really long (~8000 character) tokens.
  • javascript mode: Better indentation when semicolons are missing. Better support for TypeScript classes, optional parameters, and the type keyword.
  • The blur and focus events now pass the DOM event to their handlers.

23-08-2016: Version 5.18.2:

  • vue mode: Fix outdated references to renamed Pug mode dependency.

22-08-2016: Version 5.18.0:

  • Make sure gutter backgrounds stick to the rest of the gutter during horizontal scrolling.
  • The contenteditable inputStyle now properly supports pasting on pre-Edge IE versions.
  • javascript mode: Fix some small parsing bugs and improve TypeScript support.
  • matchbrackets addon: Fix bug where active highlighting was left in editor when the addon was disabled.
  • match-highlighter addon: Only start highlighting things when the editor gains focus.
  • javascript-hint addon: Also complete non-enumerable properties.
  • The addOverlay method now supports a priority option to control the order in which overlays are applied.
  • MIME types that end in +json now default to the JSON mode when the MIME itself is not defined.
  • The mode formerly known as Jade was renamed to Pug.
  • The Python mode now defaults to Python 3 (rather than 2) syntax.

19-07-2016: Version 5.17.0:

  • Fix problem with wrapped trailing whitespace displaying incorrectly.
  • Prevent IME dialog from overlapping typed content in Chrome.
  • Improve measuring of characters near a line wrap.
  • javascript mode: Improve support for async, allow trailing commas in import lists.
  • vim bindings: Fix backspace in replace mode.
  • sublime bindings: Fix some key bindings on OS X to match Sublime Text.
  • markdown mode: Add more classes to image links in highlight-formatting mode.

20-06-2016: Version 5.16.0:

  • Fix glitches when dragging content caused by the drop indicator receiving mouse events.
  • Make Control-drag work on Firefox.
  • Make clicking or selection-dragging at the end of a wrapped line select the right position.
  • show-hint addon: Prevent widget scrollbar from hiding part of the hint text.
  • rulers addon: Prevent rulers from forcing a horizontal editor scrollbar.
  • search addon: Automatically bind search-related keys in persistent dialog.
  • sublime keymap: Add a multi-cursor aware smart backspace binding.

20-05-2016: Version 5.15.2:

  • Fix a critical document corruption bug that occurs when a document is gradually grown.

20-05-2016: Version 5.15.0:

  • Fix bug that caused the selection to reset when focusing the editor in contentEditable input mode.
  • Fix issue where not all ASCII control characters were being replaced by placeholders.
  • Remove the assumption that all modes have a startState method from several wrapping modes.
  • Fix issue where the editor would complain about overlapping collapsed ranges when there weren't any.
  • Optimize document tree building when loading or pasting huge chunks of content.
  • Explicitly bind Ctrl-O on OS X to make that binding (“open line”) act as expected.
  • Pasting linewise-copied content when there is no selection now inserts the lines above the current line.
  • markdown mode: Fix several issues in matching link targets.
  • clike mode: Improve indentation of C++ template declarations.
  • javascript mode: Support async/await and improve support for TypeScript type syntax.

20-04-2016: Version 5.14.0:

21-03-2016: Version 5.13.2:

  • Solves a problem where the gutter would sometimes not extend all the way to the end of the document.

21-03-2016: Version 5.13:

19-02-2016: Version 5.12:

  • Vim bindings: Ctrl-Q is now an alias for Ctrl-V.
  • Vim bindings: The Vim API now exposes an unmap method to unmap bindings.
  • active-line addon: This addon can now style the active line's gutter.
  • FCL mode: Newly added.
  • SQL mode: Now has a Postgresql dialect.
  • Fix issue where trying to scroll to a horizontal position outside of the document's width could cause the gutter to be positioned incorrectly.
  • Use absolute, rather than fixed positioning in the context-menu intercept hack, to work around a problem when the editor is inside a transformed parent container.
  • Solve a problem where the horizontal scrollbar could hide text in Firefox.
  • Fix a bug that caused phantom scroll space under the text in some situations.
  • Sublime Text bindings: Bind delete-line to Shift-Ctrl-K on OS X.
  • Markdown mode: Fix issue where the mode would keep state related to fenced code blocks in an unsafe way, leading to occasional corrupted parses.
  • Markdown mode: Ignore backslashes in code fragments.
  • Markdown mode: Use whichever mode is registered as text/html to parse HTML.
  • Clike mode: Improve indentation of Scala => functions.
  • Python mode: Improve indentation of bracketed code.
  • HTMLMixed mode: Support multi-line opening tags for sub-languages (<script>, <style>, etc).
  • Spreadsheet mode: Fix bug where the mode did not advance the stream when finding a backslash.
  • XML mode: The mode now takes a matchClosing option to configure whether mismatched closing tags should be highlighted as errors.

20-01-2016: Version 5.11:

  • New modes: JSX, literate Haskell
  • The editor now forwards more DOM events: cut, copy, paste, and touchstart. It will also forward mousedown for drag events
  • Fixes a bug where bookmarks next to collapsed spans were not rendered
  • The Swift mode now supports auto-indentation
  • Frontmatters in the YAML frontmatter mode are now optional as intended
  • Full list of patches

21-12-2015: Version 5.10:

23-11-2015: Version 5.9:

  • Improve the way overlay (OS X-style) scrollbars are handled
  • Make annotatescrollbar and scrollpastend addons work properly together
  • Make show-hint addon select options on single click by default, move selection to hovered item
  • Properly fold comments that include block-comment-start markers
  • Many small language mode fixes
  • Full list of patches

20-10-2015: Version 5.8:

20-09-2015: Version 5.7:

20-08-2015: Version 5.6:

  • Fix bug where you could paste into a readOnly editor
  • Show a cursor at the drop location when dragging over the editor
  • The Rust mode was rewritten to handle modern Rust
  • The editor and theme CSS was cleaned up. Some selectors are now less specific than before
  • New theme: abcdef
  • Lines longer than maxHighlightLength are now less likely to mess up indentation
  • New addons: autorefresh for refreshing an editor the first time it becomes visible, and html-lint for using HTMLHint
  • The search addon now recognizes \r and \n in pattern and replacement input
  • Full list of patches

20-07-2015: Version 5.5:

25-06-2015: Version 5.4:

20-05-2015: Version 5.3:

20-04-2015: Version 5.2:

23-03-2015: Version 5.1:

20-02-2015: Version 5.0:

  • Experimental mobile support (tested on iOS, Android Chrome, stock Android browser)
  • New option inputStyle to switch between hidden textarea and contenteditable input.
  • The getInputField method is no longer guaranteed to return a textarea.
  • Full list of patches.

Version 4.x

20-02-2015: Version 4.13:

22-01-2015: Version 4.12:

9-01-2015: Version 4.11:

Unfortunately, 4.10 did not take care of the Firefox scrolling issue entirely. This release adds two more patches to address that.

29-12-2014: Version 4.10:

Emergency single-patch update to 4.9. Fixes Firefox-specific problem where the cursor could end up behind the horizontal scrollbar.

23-12-2014: Version 4.9:

22-11-2014: Version 4.8:

20-10-2014: Version 4.7:

  • Incompatible: The lint addon now passes the editor's value as first argument to asynchronous lint functions, for consistency. The editor is still passed, as fourth argument.
  • Improved handling of unicode identifiers in modes for languages that support them.
  • More mode improvements: CoffeeScript (indentation), Verilog (indentation), Scala (indentation, triple-quoted strings), and PHP (interpolated variables in heredoc strings).
  • New modes: Textile and Tornado templates.
  • Experimental new way to define modes.
  • Improvements to the Vim bindings: Arbitrary insert mode key mappings are now possible, and text objects are supported in visual mode.
  • The mode meta-information file now includes information about file extensions, and helper functions findModeByMIME and findModeByExtension.
  • New logo!
  • Full list of patches.

19-09-2014: Version 4.6:

21-08-2014: Version 4.5:

21-07-2014: Version 4.4:

  • Note: Some events might now fire in slightly different order ("change" is still guaranteed to fire before "cursorActivity")
  • Nested operations in multiple editors are now synced (complete at same time, reducing DOM reflows)
  • Visual block mode for vim (<C-v>) is nearly complete
  • New mode: Kotlin
  • Better multi-selection paste for text copied from multiple CodeMirror selections
  • Full list of patches.

23-06-2014: Version 4.3:

  • Several vim bindings improvements: search and exCommand history, global flag for :substitute, :global command.
  • Allow hiding the cursor by setting cursorBlinkRate to a negative value.
  • Make gutter markers themeable, use this in foldgutter.
  • Full list of patches.

19-05-2014: Version 4.2:

  • Fix problem where some modes were broken by the fact that empty tokens were forbidden.
  • Several fixes to context menu handling.
  • On undo, scroll change, not cursor, into view.
  • Rewritten Jade mode.
  • Various improvements to Shell (support for more syntax) and Python (better indentation) modes.
  • New mode: Cypher.
  • New theme: Neo.
  • Support direct styling options (color, line style, width) in the rulers addon.
  • Recognize per-editor configuration for the show-hint and foldcode addons.
  • More intelligent scanning for existing close tags in closetag addon.
  • In the Vim bindings: Fix bracket matching, support case conversion in visual mode, visual paste, append action.
  • Full list of patches.

22-04-2014: Version 4.1:

  • Slightly incompatible: The "cursorActivity" event now fires after all other events for the operation (and only for handlers that were actually registered at the time the activity happened).
  • New command: insertSoftTab.
  • New mode: Django.
  • Improved modes: Verilog (rewritten), Jinja2, Haxe, PHP (string interpolation highlighted), JavaScript (indentation of trailing else, template strings), LiveScript (multi-line strings).
  • Many small issues from the 3.x→4.x transition were found and fixed.
  • Full list of patches.

20-03-2014: Version 4.0:

This is a new major version of CodeMirror. There are a few incompatible changes in the API. Upgrade with care, and read the upgrading guide.

Version 3.x

22-04-2014: Version 3.24:

Merges the improvements from 4.1 that could easily be applied to the 3.x code. Also improves the way the editor size is updated when line widgets change.

20-03-2014: Version 3.23:

  • In the XML mode, add brackets style to angle brackets, fix case-sensitivity of tags for HTML.
  • New mode: Dylan.
  • Many improvements to the Vim bindings.

21-02-2014: Version 3.22:

16-01-2014: Version 3.21:

  • Auto-indenting a block will no longer add trailing whitespace to blank lines.
  • Marking text has a new option clearWhenEmpty to control auto-removal.
  • Several bugfixes in the handling of bidirectional text.
  • The XML and CSS modes were largely rewritten. LESS support was added to the CSS mode.
  • The OCaml mode was moved to an mllike mode, F# support added.
  • Make it possible to fetch multiple applicable helper values with getHelpers, and to register helpers matched on predicates with registerGlobalHelper.
  • New theme pastel-on-dark.
  • Better ECMAScript 6 support in JavaScript mode.
  • Full list of patches.

21-11-2013: Version 3.20:

21-10-2013: Version 3.19:

23-09-2013: Version 3.18:

Emergency release to fix a problem in 3.17 where .setOption("lineNumbers", false) would raise an error.

23-09-2013: Version 3.17:

21-08-2013: Version 3.16:

29-07-2013: Version 3.15:

20-06-2013: Version 3.14:

20-05-2013: Version 3.13:

19-04-2013: Version 3.12:

20-03-2013: Version 3.11:

21-02-2013: Version 3.1:

25-01-2013: Version 3.02:

Single-bugfix release. Fixes a problem that prevents CodeMirror instances from being garbage-collected after they become unused.

21-01-2013: Version 3.01:

10-12-2012: Version 3.0:

New major version. Only partially backwards-compatible. See the upgrading guide for more information. Changes since release candidate 2:

  • Rewritten VIM mode.
  • Fix a few minor scrolling and sizing issues.
  • Work around Safari segfault when dragging.
  • Full list of patches.

20-11-2012: Version 3.0, release candidate 2:

  • New mode: HTTP.
  • Improved handling of selection anchor position.
  • Improve IE performance on longer lines.
  • Reduce gutter glitches during horiz. scrolling.
  • Add addKeyMap and removeKeyMap methods.
  • Rewrite formatting and closetag add-ons.
  • Full list of patches.

20-11-2012: Version 3.0, release candidate 1:

22-10-2012: Version 3.0, beta 2:

  • Fix page-based coordinate computation.
  • Fix firing of gutterClick event.
  • Add cursorHeight option.
  • Fix bi-directional text regression.
  • Add viewportMargin option.
  • Directly handle mousewheel events (again, hopefully better).
  • Make vertical cursor movement more robust (through widgets, big line gaps).
  • Add flattenSpans option.
  • Many optimizations. Poor responsiveness should be fixed.
  • Initialization in hidden state works again.
  • Full list of patches.

19-09-2012: Version 3.0, beta 1:

  • Bi-directional text support.
  • More powerful gutter model.
  • Support for arbitrary text/widget height.
  • In-line widgets.
  • Generalized event handling.

Version 2.x

21-01-2013: Version 2.38:

Integrate some bugfixes, enhancements to the vim keymap, and new modes (D, Sass, APL) from the v3 branch.

20-12-2012: Version 2.37:

  • New mode: SQL (will replace plsql and mysql modes).
  • Further work on the new VIM mode.
  • Fix Cmd/Ctrl keys on recent Operas on OS X.
  • Full list of patches.

20-11-2012: Version 2.36:

22-10-2012: Version 2.35:

19-09-2012: Version 2.34:

  • New mode: Common Lisp.
  • Fix right-click select-all on most browsers.
  • Change the way highlighting happens:
      Saves memory and CPU cycles.
      compareStates is no longer needed.
      onHighlightComplete no longer works.
  • Integrate mode (Markdown, XQuery, CSS, sTex) tests in central testsuite.
  • Add a CodeMirror.version property.
  • More robust handling of nested modes in formatting and closetag plug-ins.
  • Un/redo now preserves marked text and bookmarks.
  • Full list of patches.

23-08-2012: Version 2.33:

  • New mode: Sieve.
  • New getViewPort and onViewportChange API.
  • Configurable cursor blink rate.
  • Make binding a key to false disabling handling (again).
  • Show non-printing characters as red dots.
  • More tweaks to the scrolling model.
  • Expanded testsuite. Basic linter added.
  • Remove most uses of innerHTML. Remove CodeMirror.htmlEscape.
  • Full list of patches.

23-07-2012: Version 2.32:

Emergency fix for a bug where an editor with line wrapping on IE will break when there is no scrollbar.

20-07-2012: Version 2.31:

22-06-2012: Version 2.3:

  • New scrollbar implementation. Should flicker less. Changes DOM structure of the editor.
  • New theme: vibrant-ink.
  • Many extensions to the VIM keymap (including text objects).
  • Add mode-multiplexing utility script.
  • Fix bug where right-click paste works in read-only mode.
  • Add a getScrollInfo method.
  • Lots of other fixes.

23-05-2012: Version 2.25:

  • New mode: Erlang.
  • Remove xmlpure mode (use xml.js).
  • Fix line-wrapping in Opera.
  • Fix X Windows middle-click paste in Chrome.
  • Fix bug that broke pasting of huge documents.
  • Fix backspace and tab key repeat in Opera.

23-04-2012: Version 2.24:

  • Drop support for Internet Explorer 6.
  • New modes: Shell, Tiki wiki, Pig Latin.
  • New themes: Ambiance, Blackboard.
  • More control over drag/drop with dragDrop and onDragEvent options.
  • Make HTML mode a bit less pedantic.
  • Add compoundChange API method.
  • Several fixes in undo history and line hiding.
  • Remove (broken) support for catchall in key maps, add nofallthrough boolean field instead.

26-03-2012: Version 2.23:

  • Change default binding for tab [more]
  • New modes: XQuery and VBScript.
  • Two new themes: lesser-dark and xq-dark.
  • Differentiate between background and text styles in setLineClass.
  • Fix drag-and-drop in IE9+.
  • Extend charCoords and cursorCoords with a mode argument.
  • Add autofocus option.
  • Add findMarksAt method.

27-02-2012: Version 2.22:

27-01-2012: Version 2.21:

  • Added LESS, MySQL, Go, and Verilog modes.
  • Add smartIndent option.
  • Support a cursor in readOnly-mode.
  • Support assigning multiple styles to a token.
  • Use a new approach to drawing the selection.
  • Add scrollTo method.
  • Allow undo/redo events to span non-adjacent lines.
  • Lots and lots of bugfixes.

20-12-2011: Version 2.2:

21-11-2011: Version 2.18:

Fixes TextMarker.clear, which is broken in 2.17.

21-11-2011: Version 2.17:

  • Add support for line wrapping and code folding.
  • Add GitHub-style Markdown mode.
  • Add Monokai and Rubyblue themes.
  • Add setBookmark method.
  • Move some of the demo code into reusable components under lib/util.
  • Make screen-coord-finding code faster and more reliable.
  • Fix drag-and-drop in Firefox.
  • Improve support for IME.
  • Speed up content rendering.
  • Fix browser's built-in search in Webkit.
  • Make double- and triple-click work in IE.
  • Various fixes to modes.

27-10-2011: Version 2.16:

  • Add Perl, Rust, TiddlyWiki, and Groovy modes.
  • Dragging text inside the editor now moves, rather than copies.
  • Add a coordsFromIndex method.
  • API change: setValue now no longer clears history. Use clearHistory for that.
  • API change: markText now returns an object with clear and find methods. Marked text is now more robust when edited.
  • Fix editing code with tabs in Internet Explorer.

26-09-2011: Version 2.15:

Fix bug that snuck into 2.14: Clicking the character that currently has the cursor didn't re-focus the editor.

26-09-2011: Version 2.14:

23-08-2011: Version 2.13:

25-07-2011: Version 2.12:

  • Add a SPARQL mode.
  • Fix bug with cursor jumping around in an unfocused editor in IE.
  • Allow key and mouse events to bubble out of the editor. Ignore widget clicks.
  • Solve cursor flakiness after undo/redo.
  • Fix block-reindent ignoring the last few lines.
  • Fix parsing of multi-line attrs in XML mode.
  • Use innerHTML for HTML-escaping.
  • Some fixes to indentation in C-like mode.
  • Shrink horiz scrollbars when long lines removed.
  • Fix width feedback loop bug that caused the width of an inner DIV to shrink.

04-07-2011: Version 2.11:

  • Add a Scheme mode.
  • Add a replace method to search cursors, for cursor-preserving replacements.
  • Make the C-like mode mode more customizable.
  • Update XML mode to spot mismatched tags.
  • Add getStateAfter API and compareState mode API methods for finer-grained mode magic.
  • Add a getScrollerElement API method to manipulate the scrolling DIV.
  • Fix drag-and-drop for Firefox.
  • Add a C# configuration for the C-like mode.
  • Add full-screen editing and mode-changing demos.

07-06-2011: Version 2.1:

Add a theme system (demo). Note that this is not backwards-compatible—you'll have to update your styles and modes!

07-06-2011: Version 2.02:

  • Add a Lua mode.
  • Fix reverse-searching for a regexp.
  • Empty lines can no longer break highlighting.
  • Rework scrolling model (the outer wrapper no longer does the scrolling).
  • Solve horizontal jittering on long lines.
  • Add runmode.js.
  • Immediately re-highlight text when typing.
  • Fix problem with 'sticking' horizontal scrollbar.

26-05-2011: Version 2.01:

  • Add a Smalltalk mode.
  • Add a reStructuredText mode.
  • Add a Python mode.
  • Add a PL/SQL mode.
  • coordsChar now works
  • Fix a problem where onCursorActivity interfered with onChange.
  • Fix a number of scrolling and mouse-click-position glitches.
  • Pass information about the changed lines to onChange.
  • Support cmd-up/down on OS X.
  • Add triple-click line selection.
  • Don't handle shift when changing the selection through the API.
  • Support "nocursor" mode for readOnly option.
  • Add an onHighlightComplete option.
  • Fix the context menu for Firefox.

28-03-2011: Version 2.0:

CodeMirror 2 is a complete rewrite that's faster, smaller, simpler to use, and less dependent on browser quirks. See this and this for more information.

22-02-2011: Version 2.0 beta 2:

Somewhat more mature API, lots of bugs shaken out.

17-02-2011: Version 0.94:

  • tabMode: "spaces" was modified slightly (now indents when something is selected).
  • Fixes a bug that would cause the selection code to break on some IE versions.
  • Disabling spell-check on WebKit browsers now works.

08-02-2011: Version 2.0 beta 1:

CodeMirror 2 is a complete rewrite of CodeMirror, no longer depending on an editable frame.

19-01-2011: Version 0.93:

  • Added a Regular Expression parser.
  • Fixes to the PHP parser.
  • Support for regular expression in search/replace.
  • Add save method to instances created with fromTextArea.
  • Add support for MS T-SQL in the SQL parser.
  • Support use of CSS classes for highlighting brackets.
  • Fix yet another hang with line-numbering in hidden editors.

Version 0.x

28-03-2011: Version 1.0:

  • Fix error when debug history overflows.
  • Refine handling of C# verbatim strings.
  • Fix some issues with JavaScript indentation.

17-12-2010: Version 0.92:

  • Make CodeMirror work in XHTML documents.
  • Fix bug in handling of backslashes in Python strings.
  • The styleNumbers option is now officially supported and documented.
  • onLineNumberClick option added.
  • More consistent names onLoad and onCursorActivity callbacks. Old names still work, but are deprecated.
  • Add a Freemarker mode.

11-11-2010: Version 0.91:

  • Adds support for Java.
  • Small additions to the PHP and SQL parsers.
  • Work around various Webkit issues.
  • Fix toTextArea to update the code in the textarea.
  • Add a noScriptCaching option (hack to ease development).
  • Make sub-modes of HTML mixed mode configurable.

02-10-2010: Version 0.9:

  • Add support for searching backwards.
  • There are now parsers for Scheme, XQuery, and OmetaJS.
  • Makes height: "dynamic" more robust.
  • Fixes bug where paste did not work on OS X.
  • Add a enterMode and electricChars options to make indentation even more customizable.
  • Add firstLineNumber option.
  • Fix bad handling of @media rules by the CSS parser.
  • Take a new, more robust approach to working around the invisible-last-line bug in WebKit.

22-07-2010: Version 0.8:

  • Add a cursorCoords method to find the screen coordinates of the cursor.
  • A number of fixes and support for more syntax in the PHP parser.
  • Fix indentation problem with JSON-mode JS parser in Webkit.
  • Add a minification UI.
  • Support a height: dynamic mode, where the editor's height will adjust to the size of its content.
  • Better support for IME input mode.
  • Fix JavaScript parser getting confused when seeing a no-argument function call.
  • Have CSS parser see the difference between selectors and other identifiers.
  • Fix scrolling bug when pasting in a horizontally-scrolled editor.
  • Support toTextArea method in instances created with fromTextArea.
  • Work around new Opera cursor bug that causes the cursor to jump when pressing backspace at the end of a line.

27-04-2010: Version 0.67:

More consistent page-up/page-down behaviour across browsers. Fix some issues with hidden editors looping forever when line-numbers were enabled. Make PHP parser parse "\\" correctly. Have jumpToLine work on line handles, and add cursorLine function to fetch the line handle where the cursor currently is. Add new setStylesheet function to switch style-sheets in a running editor.

01-03-2010: Version 0.66:

Adds removeLine method to API. Introduces the PLSQL parser. Marks XML errors by adding (rather than replacing) a CSS class, so that they can be disabled by modifying their style. Fixes several selection bugs, and a number of small glitches.

12-11-2009: Version 0.65:

Add support for having both line-wrapping and line-numbers turned on, make paren-highlighting style customisable (markParen and unmarkParen config options), work around a selection bug that Opera reintroduced in version 10.

23-10-2009: Version 0.64:

Solves some issues introduced by the paste-handling changes from the previous release. Adds setSpellcheck, setTextWrapping, setIndentUnit, setUndoDepth, setTabMode, and setLineNumbers to customise a running editor. Introduces an SQL parser. Fixes a few small problems in the Python parser. And, as usual, add workarounds for various newly discovered browser incompatibilities.

31-08-2009: Version 0.63:

Overhaul of paste-handling (less fragile), fixes for several serious IE8 issues (cursor jumping, end-of-document bugs) and a number of small problems.

30-05-2009: Version 0.62:

Introduces Python and Lua parsers. Add setParser (on-the-fly mode changing) and clearHistory methods. Make parsing passes time-based instead of lines-based (see the passTime option).