AHK Studio question: What is Scintilla?

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AHK Studio question: What is Scintilla?

Post by kunkel321 » 09 Jan 2021, 20:39

I guess it's a type of programming code, other than AHK -- Yes? Scintilla is barely even mentioned in the AutoHotkey documentation. So why is it so prominent in AHK Studio? Just curious.
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Re: AHK Studio question: What is Scintilla?

Post by gregster » 09 Jan 2021, 20:49

Scintilla is an open source C++ library: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software) ; and is used as a component in many editors, among them are AHK Studio and Scite4AHK, afaik.
There is no exclusive or special connection to AHK - or AHK Studio, though. But it seems quite useful for creating an editor...
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Re: AHK Studio question: What is Scintilla?

Post by kunkel321 » 10 Jan 2021, 13:34

Yea, I thought that the "Sci" in SciTE was also Scintilla.
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Re: AHK Studio question: What is Scintilla?

Post by hasantr » 26 Jan 2021, 02:28

It is also a library that powers the Notepad ++ editor. Text highlighting is used by all IDE / editors written with Autohotkey as it has rich features like text coloring. there is also a RichEdit class by just me that allows some text formatting but RichEdit is windows weak and dead technology, very slow for large documents. Scintilla is very powerful and incredibly performance.
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