UDL Coloring From Selected Theme?
Is there no way to create a UDL that inherits its’ syntax coloring from the selected NP++ theme? If it is possible, please enlighten me; setting hard colors in the UDL itself makes it impossible to have the UDL’s syntax highlighting look decent across different themes.
@Duane-Doutel: welcome to the Notepad++ Community.
The UDL is completely separate from the selected theme. As far as I know, it uses a separate engine, and doesn’t know how to inherit from the theme. Sorry.
As a workaround, @ekopalypse has customized a PythonScript which will add extra highlighting to a given lexer based on the regular expressions listed. (An example is the perl customization that he published in #111 of this thread.) I don’t know whether that script can be customized to use theme-based colors or not. Now that I’ve tagged him, he’s more likely to notice and pipe in with a response.
I was Afraid of that. Ah, well, I was looking to help a friend new to the world of programmer’s editors out with a UDL for an obscure language. He’ll just have to make do with the default theme while working with it. Thanks for your time!
UDL for an obscure language. He’ll just have to make do with the default theme while working with it.
Or he can customize the UDL’s colors to match a single theme that he commonly uses.