python script: additional chars and smarthighlight
Gytis Mikuciunas last edited by Gytis Mikuciunas
I’m using python script plugin and it works quite well for my basic usage.
What I want to do, is to highlight word/string with the mouse double click and use smart highlighter to colorize all the same words/strings in text on the same tab.
As I’m using additional chars and this script, smart highlighter doesn’t work for words with additional chars:
additionalChars = ‘:._-’
chars = editor.getWordChars()
if additionalChars not in chars:
editor.setWordChars(chars + additionalChars)
notepad.callback(callback_BUFFERACTIVATED, [NOTIFICATION.BUFFERACTIVATED ])
notepad.callback(callback_READY, [NOTIFICATION.READY ])
thx in advance
I find that if I execute the following code, then double-clicking anywhere in the comment line smart-highlights everything between the first ‘a’ and the final ‘e’…so it appears to work for me:
new_word_chars = '-:.' for c in new_word_chars: if c not in editor.getWordChars(): editor.setWordChars(editor.getWordChars() + c) # abc-def-ghi.aaaa:eeeee
Script that I’m using and your script highlights word/string.
But notepad++'s feature “smart highlighter” highlights (green color by default) all the same words/strings in current tab. And it doesn’t work for words/strings with my additional chars.
So I need to force it somehow via python script I guess.
cmeriaux last edited by
have you try the function “Search”/“mark all”/“using 1st style” (or other style) or through the contextual menu “style token”/“using 1st style” (could be map to a shortcut)
It’s highlight whatever you want including your extended word chars
This is not a solution for me to use shortcuts etc.
If it’s working by default why I need to do manual searching, marking.
very handy when you double-click on some word or string and can see immediately if it repeats somewhere.
I hope that Claudia Frank will look into my posts :) She always has good script related ideas and solutions :)
cmeriaux last edited by
You can mention Claudi Franck directly so that he’ll get a notification
Adding more copies of the pseudo-word from my little test script to the editor window and then getting the smart highlighter to invoke…turns bright green ALL copies of the same pseudo-word string.
I seem to recall some problem/issue with setting the word characters with an earlier version of N++; I think it was @dail that pointed this out to me in a posting that I can’t find at the moment. I’m currently running N++ 7.1 x86 and this type of word-character change in combination with the Smart Highlighting works there.
I found the posting I mentioned: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/12186/select-variables-with-dollar-sign-in-php-scripts
@dail indicated there that the version must be > 6.8.3
As that is quite old, I’ll presume that you are running something newer and that there is some other reason for your trouble…I just don’t know what it is.
Scott, you’re right.
I have updated my noteped++ to the newest version and now it works as expected.
thx a lot!!!