Posted 16 years ago by Campion
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Is there a way to change a token's HighlightingStyle ForeColor during semantic parsing (PostParse method)?

The goal is to distinguish between user-defined functions and system functions by color. The regex I'm using for the token is:
<RegexPatternGroup Token="FunctionToken" Style="FunctionStyle" PatternValue="(_ | {AlphaMacro})({WordMacro})*" LookAhead="{FunctionMacro}"/>
The LookAhead, basically, just matches on "(".

If I can't change the color during semantic parsing another approach I'm considering is loading the system functions (static list of about 200) at run-time. Then I'd have one token and style for user-defined functions (listed first in the language definition file) and a second token (using the same regex) and style for system functions.

Any alternative design others would like to offer if semantic parsing doesn't suffice?

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Posted 16 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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This is something we've had on our TODO list. We've added Token.CustomHighlightingStyle for the next maintenance release. Just set the HighlightingStyle for your user-defined functions to that property for the Tokens that should be displayed differently and it should work nicely.


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Posted 16 years ago by Campion
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cool...what is the ETA for the next maintenance release?
Posted 16 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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It should be fairly soon. The new release will also feature a single-line edit mode which can mimic regular TextBoxes but have all the features of SyntaxEditor.


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The latest build of this product (v2020.1 build 0400) was released 0 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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