Notepad++ CS Syntax Highlighter


I created a highlighter template for notepad++
(You can download Notepad++ here)

It does a few things that the “original” highlighter doesn’t do (maybe because of newer stuff in notepad++, I don’t know?).

Download Here
(no direct links … cos wordpress :frowning: )

A folder is included, brief description and instructions for it on the download page.

Anyway, if you use notepad++ to edit your scenes/code, then maybe you’ll find it useful. If you do give it a go please let me know here if you find issues or want corrections etc.

The “original” can be found here
And Szaal’s a bit further down this topic


Interesting (To the left, the old highlighter. To the right is the new one.)

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Thanks for doing this, Nahim :slight_smile:

That’s a good snapshot of a few of the differences. One of the main things is I liked highlighting all of a command line, not just the command (so I can see it more easily). I also bold words in [b] tags and italic those in [i] tags.

I guess which one someone likes is down to personal preference.

Note: People can change the actual colours - of either UDL - to whatever they like using the “View” – “Define Your Language” option in the notepad++ menus.

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I see the color scheme is for facilitating the user to maintain focus in all the command tags.

I usually use the notepad++ to locate and replace multiple words across the pages. The whiteness of the background hurt my eyes. (Come to a doc, he said I may have developed photofobia or something. Asked for a blood exam, but I run from needles when I see them)

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I’ll shamelessly plug mine too, while at it. My UDL (ChoiceScript_Szaal) is built around my style (CScript_Szaal_Style) which is centered around a dark theme. Preview images and quick how-to are attached.
Szaal’s NP++ UDL and style for CS

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That’s great to know. I was actually about to ask because I’m not a huge fan of lots of red and orange text on screen when writing. I’ll have to take a look :slight_smile:

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