Gerald Miedler last edited by
can I add keywords from extern script on demand (for using the auto complete funstion)?
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
Yes – well, depending on what you mean by “on demand”. If my explanation doesn’t fully solve your problem, you will have to describe it better.
In your Notepad++ installation folder (often
c:\program files\Notepad++) there will be an
autoCompletionfolder with a bunch of XML files, one per language¹. You can add new auto-completion terms to that file². If you have a UDL³ that you’d like to have auto-completion for, you can create a new XML file in that folder that will hold the auto-completion definitions.
- see docs: https://npp-user-manual.org/docs/auto-completion/#create-auto-completion-definition-files
- Notepad++ tends to save configuration files as it exits if you’ve made any changes in the GUI. Thus, when manually editing this or any config file using Notepad++, follow the sequence: close all instances of Notepad++; open one single instance; edit the file; save; exit Notepad++; re-open. At this point, the changed settings should be in effect.
- user defined language: https://npp-user-manual.org/docs/user-defined-language-system/