Use a custom language definition to mark an entire line if it contains an operator
I have a situation where I need to mark any line that contains a particular operator (in this case “@”). The operator may not necessarily appear at the start of the line, but I want to highlight the entire line nonetheless.
For example I would like to be able to mark the whole line below. I can get it to mark from the “@” to the end of the line, but don’t know how to pick up the words before the operator.
in a@Lush Forest
Thanks in advance!
open find dialog, goto mark tab and put the following into find what:
check regular expression and press mark all.
Thanks for the quick response!
That works once, but won’t work for new text entries that meet the criteria. Mark was probably a bad choice. “Custom format” would be more correct.
I have created a User Defined Language definition, which has worked well for most of my needs. This is the only one that is giving me a bit of a headache.
I have to add that this solution, using pythonscript in combination with udl, works only if
you use a 64 bit npp version < 7.x or a 32bit version of npp.
Where does the trouble lie with PS and N++ >7.x and 64 bits? To make it work fully, does it require a PS code change, a N++ code change, or both? (If you know)
a PS code change is needed for the callbacks as scintilla >=7.x introduced a different
notification structure, like int fields, formely 32bit, became int_ptr now 64bit on 64bit OS
and 32bit on 32bit OS.
No worries! People (especially newbies) never post their actual question. Instead they post what they think their question is, so your original answer was quite reasonable. :-)
Yeah. I think I’ll live with what is a minor anomaly for me. The scripting solution will be above my head … ;-)