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webPragmatist
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Has anyone made a User Defined syntax highlighting set for Notepad++?

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Has anyone made a User Defined syntax highlighting set for Notepad++?

Hi!

That exists officially. It's bundled with the AutoHotkey installer. Check the following folder on your PC:
C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Extras\Editors\Notepad++

The "userDefineLang.xml" file is the syntax highlighting, it should be put to C:\Documents and Settings\...user...\Application Data\Notepad++.
The "AHK Autohotkey.api" is the auto-completion database for AutoHotkey language. This should be put to C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\APIs

:wink:

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Wow, i didn't kniw this one, thanks for this topic :D !!!

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I have a question though, why aren't events, functions and directives highlighted, wouldn't it be easier to read your code?

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it depends on if the editor supports it. Try PSPad (my favorite). It has at least directives highlighted.

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Maybe Notepad++ also supports that, but the current syntax highlighting file does not contain that yet. Somebody should do it...

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A useful work would be to look in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Extras\Editors\Syntax\Scripts (path might vary): there are scripts to generate some editor-specific syntax files from base (raw/generic) syntax files. The more scripts are made for your particular editor, the easier it will be for Chris to update them.

I should do this task for SciTE...

Now, new keywords don't get added every day, yet it is useful to ensure everything is in synch.

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Hi,

I know this is not a Notepad++ forum, but does anybody know where to put syntax files in Notepad++ portable? I really love Notepad++ having a self-contained directory without configuration files scattered across my system. But I cannot see any dedicated folders for syntax files...

EDIT: OK, found it - just put the xml in Notepad++ root folder ;)

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heh. I've just been using the inbuilt "Autoit"
seems to work just fine...

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heh. I've just been using the inbuilt "Autoit"
seems to work just fine...


I am new to AutoHotkey and have only used Notepad ++ in it's default configuration.

How do I use the above "builtin Autoit" syntax addin?

thanks

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In notepad++ click Languages -> select 'Autoit' or select 'AHK Autohotkey' if you have installed the syntax plugin.

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Only sleep seems to be highligthed in color :(

have I done something wrong ( in NOtepad++)

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whoaaa...notepad++ is so cool! I love it. didn't know it existed, been using regular old notepad all this time...! thanks for posting about it and how to get AHK on it.

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have you guys had any issues trying to make notepad++ your default? i followed the steps and it still doesnt work.

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What do you mean by "default"?

If you want to make it your default editor for AutoHotkey scripts, then right click on the script file, and select "Open with". Do not select one of the of the listed programmes.

Browse for Notepad++, and select "Always use this programme" before selecting OK.