Functionlist no longer working on .vb files



  • Since several days the functionlist panel is empty for vb files on Notepad++ 7.9.1. For other files its still working as usual.
    I checked the functionlist folder and there is no vb.xml file available.
    How to get it work again on vb files?

    best regards
    Diedrich



  • @Diedrich-Hesmer

    @MAPJe71 has a comprehensive list of function lists for different languages here



  • @Ekopalypse
    Thanks for the answer.
    But its still not working.
    I copied the 43 lines of vb-3.0.FL.xml to an empty file, renamed it to vb.xml and copied the file to the functionlist folder, where the other xml files are located.
    What did I wrong?

    best regards
    Diedrich



  • Can you try this one?

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <NotepadPlus>
      <functionList>
        <associationMap>
          <association langID="18" id="vb_function"         /> <!-- L_VB           -->
        </associationMap>
         <!--                                                     [vb_function] -->
          <parser 
              id="vb_function" 
              displayName="Visual Basic (.NET|Script|for Applications)"  
              commentExpr="(?m:((?&lt;=&apos;).*?$)|((?i:REM)([\t ].*?)?$))"> 
            <classRange
                mainExpr="(?s:(?&lt;SCOPE&gt;(?i:CLASS|TYPE)).*?(?i:END[\t ]\k&lt;SCOPE&gt;))"
                displayMode="node" >
              <className>
                <nameExpr expr="(?i:CLASS|TYPE)[\t ]+(?:[A-Za-z_][\w]*\b)(?:.*?[\r\n])" />
                <nameExpr expr="[\t ]+(?:[A-Za-z_][\w]*\b)" />
                <nameExpr expr="[A-Za-z_][\w]*" />
              </className>
              <function
                  mainExpr="(?m:^[\t ]*(?i:(?:(?:PRIVATE|PROTECTED|PUBLIC)[\t ]+)?(?:STATIC[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$))" >
                <functionName>
                  <funcNameExpr expr="(?i:(?:(?:PRIVATE|PROTECTED|PUBLIC)[\t ]+)?(?:STATIC[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
                  <funcNameExpr expr="(?i:(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
                  <funcNameExpr expr="[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?=[\t ]*\()"/>
                </functionName>
              </function>
            </classRange>
            <function 
                mainExpr="^[\t ]*(?i:(?:(?:PRIVATE|PROTECTED|PUBLIC)[\t ]+)?(?:STATIC[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY))[\t ].*?[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?:[\t ]*\(|$)" 
                displayMode="$functionName">
              <functionName>
                <nameExpr expr="(?i:(?:(?:PRIVATE|PROTECTED|PUBLIC)[\t ]+)?(?:STATIC[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY))[\t ].*?[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?:[\t ]*\(|$)"/>
                <nameExpr expr="(?i:(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY))[\t ].*?[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?:[\t ]*\(|$)"/>
                <nameExpr expr="[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?=[\t ]*\()"/>
              </functionName>
            </function>
          </parser>      
          <!--                                                                [] -->
      </functionList>
    </NotepadPlus>
    


  • @Diedrich-Hesmer said in Functionlist no longer working on .vb files:

    What did I wrong?

    Did you remember to exit all copies of Notepad++ and restart Notepad++ after putting that file in the right location? Because Notepad++ won’t re-read the configuration files until you restart.

    Are you sure it got saved as vb.xml and not vb.xml.txt?



  • @PeterJones

    It looks like the parsers tag was removed. I’m currently trying
    to find out when this happened.



  • Seems this has been introduce with version 7.9.1.



  • @Ekopalypse ,

    Correct, the new syntax doesn’t include the <parsers> tag wrapped around the <parser> tag anymore.

    The file you posted works:
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    Hmm, looks like the documentation for Function List and especially function list section of config files could use slight improvement to make it more clear that you don’t need the <parsers>...</parsers> with v7.9.1 and newer.



  • The new solution seems not cover lexer plugins.
    I was trying to use

    <association id= "v.xml"		langID= "86"/>
    

    or

    <association id= "v.xml"				userDefinedLangName="VLang"/>
    

    But both failed. Technically lexer plugins do get an unique ID
    assigned but this varies depending how much lexer plugins you are using.
    So … any ideas?
    I assume I have to open an issue.



  • @Ekopalypse ,

    Did you remember to also update the overrideMap.xml? For default builtin lexers, the overrideMap defaults to a reasonable value (shown in comments); but for any others (like UDL and presumably lexer plugins), you have to update the overrideMap.



  • @Diedrich-Hesmer

    I use this file and it works:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <!-- ==========================================================================\
    |
    |   To learn how to make your own language parser, please check the following
    |   link:
    |       https://npp-user-manual.org/docs/function-list/
    |
    \=========================================================================== -->
    <NotepadPlus>
    	<functionList>
    		<!-- ================================================== [ VB/VBS/VBA ] -->
    
    		<parser
    			displayName="Visual Basic (.NET|Script|for Applications)"
    			id         ="vb_function"
    			commentExpr="(?m:((?&lt;=&apos;).*?$|((?i:REM)([\t ].*?)?$))"
    		>
    			<classRange
    				mainExpr="(?s:(?&lt;SCOPE&gt;(?i:CLASS|TYPE)).*?(?i:END[\t ]\k&lt;SCOPE&gt;))"
    				displayMode="node"
    			>
    				<className>
    					<nameExpr expr="(?i:CLASS|TYPE)[\t ]+(?:[A-Za-z_][\w]*\b)(?:.*?[\r\n])" />
    					<nameExpr expr="[\t ]+(?:[A-Za-z_][\w]*\b)" />
    					<nameExpr expr="[A-Za-z_][\w]*" />
    				</className>
    
    				<function
    					mainExpr="(?m:^[\t ]*(?i:(?:(?:PUBLIC|PRIVATE|PROTECTED|FRIEND|PROTECTED FRIEND)[\t ]+)?(?:(?:STATIC|SHARED|SHADOWS|OVERRIDABLE|OVERRIDES|READONLY|WRITEONLY)[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$))"
    				>
    					<functionName>
    						<funcNameExpr expr="(?i:(?:(?:PUBLIC|PRIVATE|PROTECTED|FRIEND|PROTECTED FRIEND)[\t ]+)?(?:STATIC[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
    						<funcNameExpr expr="(?i:(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
    						<funcNameExpr expr="(?i:(?:GET|LET|SET)[\t ]+)?[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?=[\t ]*(?:\(|$))"/>
    					</functionName>
    				</function>
    			</classRange>
    
    			 <function
    				mainExpr="^[\t ]*(?i:(?:(?:PUBLIC|PRIVATE|PROTECTED|FRIEND|PROTECTED FRIEND)[\t ]+)?(?:(?:STATIC|(?:DECLARE(?:[\t ]+(ANSI|UNICODE|AUTO))?))[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"
    				displayMode="$functionName"
    			>
    				<functionName>
    					<nameExpr expr="(?i:(?:(?:PUBLIC|PRIVATE|PROTECTED|FRIEND|PROTECTED FRIEND)[\t ]+)?(?:(?:STATIC|(?:DECLARE(?:[\t ]+(?:ANSI|UNICODE|AUTO))?))[\t ]+)?(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
    					<nameExpr expr="(?i:(?:SUB|FUNCTION|PROPERTY)).*?(?:\(|$)"/>
    					<nameExpr expr="(?i:(?:GET|LET|SET)[\t ]+)?[A-Za-z_][\w]*(?i:[\t ]+(LIB|ALIAS)[\t ]+[\w&quot;\.]+)*(?=[\t ]*(?:\(|$))"/>
    				</functionName>
    			</function>
    		</parser>
    	</functionList>
    </NotepadPlus>
    


  • @PeterJones

    Sorry, I should have clarified that these changes were made in overrideMap.xml.



  • @Ekopalypse ,

    These overrideMap customizations work for me

    			<!-- ==================== Peter's Customizations ============================ -->
                <association id= "my_perl.xml"			langID= "21" />
    			<association id= "udl_markdown.xml"		userDefinedLangName="Markdown"/>
    			<association id= "udl_cadence.xml"		userDefinedLangName="Cadence"/>
    			<!-- ======================================================================== -->
    

    The first overrides where the default perl (#21) file is named. The other two are for UDL maps.

    So what you showed does look like the syntax you should use. Maybe a bug in the implementation that doesn’t allow for plugin-based lexers to work with functionList?



  • @PeterJones said in Functionlist no longer working on .vb files:

    Maybe a bug in the implementation that doesn’t allow for plugin-based lexers to work with functionList?

    I am currently assuming this is the case, but am struggling to really understand the code. Will have to check this further.



  • Issue, perhaps better called question, 9519 opened.



  • @Ekopalypse
    I’m back to normal. Thanks for your help, this copy did it.

    best regards
    Diedrich


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