Bend is a modern text editor which works with .Net framework 4. It looks elegant, but yet very light just like Notepad that we are use to. It has a tab feature where in you can edit multiple document simultaneously. For the User Intefece it uses Windows Presentation Foundation which is based on XAML.
Since .NET Framework 4 has been extended to Windows XP and Vista, Bend should work with all the recent version of windows. It has features like find in page , zoom and syntax highligthing. Old text editors use GDI, while Bend uses Direct 2D. The text looks pretty without any compromise on CPU usage. Bend also supports sub pixel rendering which gives it the visual appeal.