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BinEd - Binary/Hex Editor - Plugin for IntelliJ Platform

Hex viewer/editor plugin module for IntelliJ platform.


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BinEd-Editor Screenshot


  • Use "Open as Binary" action in toolbar of "File/Open" dialog or "Open In/Binary Editor" in project files context menu
  • Use "View as Binary" action in context menu in variables/debug window
  • Associate file extension with Binary File file type in Options/Editor/File Types
  • Use "Byte-to-byte compare" in Compare files dialog
  • Use "Edit as Binary" in column context menu in DB view


  • Visualize data as numerical (hexadecimal) codes and text representation
  • Codes can be also binary, octal or decimal
  • Support for Unicode, UTF-8 and other charsets
  • Insert and overwrite edit modes
  • Searching for text / hexadecimal code with found matches highlighting
  • Support for undo/redo
  • Support for files with size up to exabytes


Java Development Kit (JDK) version 17 or later is required to build this project.

IntelliJ Idea platform is necessary to build this plugin. See.

Use "buildPlugin" gradle task to build distribution build.

Note: Building is currently broken as it requires dependencies deployed in local Maven repository from various repositories:

Use "runIde" gradle task to run.


Apache License, Version 2.0 - see LICENSE.txt