Case Correction of Lexemes

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Posted 8 years ago by Andrew Hollom - Senior Software Developer, ABB Motion
Version: 13.2.0591
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I started out using the langauge designer and regular expressions, but decided it would be easier to implement a programmatic lexer, since I have one already coded that's used inside a compiler. I've retargeted it (based on the lexer used in sample 3c) and it seems to work fine, but I can't find any information on how to make automatic case correction work. The language designer used a drop down to allow this, and on examining the code generated, it just sets a member called DefaultCaseSensitivity to CaseSensitivity.AutoCorrect, but this isn't available using a programmatic lexer.

I've had a read of the help file and searched the forum, so any ideas would be gratefully received.

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Answer - Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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For auto-case correction features, you'd need to make a class that inherits AutoCaseCorrector and then call language.RegisterAutoCorrector(yourCorrector) to register it as a service.  If you look at the "Language Creation Guide / Feature Services / Auto-Corrector" topic in the documentation, it talks about how to do this.  We do it for our VB language in the .NET Languages Add-on, which uses a programmatic lexer.


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The latest build of this product (v21.1.2) was released 15 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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