Is ther ea way to setup permanent text highlighting with differnt colours for phrases (or possible plug in)?
I work with a lot of log file that contain certain phrases that indicate errors and the like. Is there a way to set-up phrases so that they are highlight on opening a file?
I know you can mark text, bu this is not quite what I’m after.
Different phrases should be able to be marked in different colours.
you can use syntax highlighting. Define your own language with the phrases you want. You have 8 keyword groups (for 8 different colors or styles) with unlimited phrases. If you use a special ending for your files, you can define this for your own language and N++ will open this files with your defined syntax. Otherwise (i.e. for txt or something other) you must change the language with 2 clicks.
Thanks Gerd Müller,
Right, I’m obviously do something wrong as I am unable to see the Keywords I set show up as as style.
I Define an new Language, open the Keywords List, A a phrase that I want highlighted (i.e. Level=“ERROR”), set the style (e.g. background colour), and then set the current document as using that Language, but I see nothing.
There is obviously more I need to do, but I could not find any documentation.
I assume problem is with quote character, as it’s special character while defining multi-part keyword. You need to escape it using
\(backslash). Define your keyword group like:
Also here you can find UDL documentation -> UDL2.0.