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.

    Thanks!



  • @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!



  • @Duane-Doutel said:

    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.


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