Backlighting blocks of code in different colors



  • What do you think about backlighting blocks of code in different colors e.g:
    https://www.aldec.com/images/content/features/HDL_Editor.png

    • green background colors and comments backlight in yellow?


  • Settings > Style Configurator > VHDL > COMMENT: Background Color = pick a yellow background to meet your commenting needs.

    However, from what I’ve gathered reading the forums, doing the fancier stuff like choosing a different background based on context (ie, type of block, or number of levels of nested blocks) would probably require that you (or someone you contract or otherwise convince) write a custom lexer or other plugin.

    Disclaimer: I am not an NPP developer, and I do not know the details of writing a custom lexer or plugin, nor the benefits, limitations, or differences thereof. If someone else knows of an easier way, feel free to correct me.


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