XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v20.00]

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.50

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 02 Aug 2015 22:58

SammaySarkar wrote:hey, a small bug: in a string like this "test()", the inner text is hilited as a function.
Indeed! I'd noticed and fixed it but was off too often to remember posting the update… :oops:

So here it is, on par with v15.50 (and only minor enhancements).

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highend wrote:So Akelpad is superior over Notepad++? Never used any of them :/
SammaySarkar wrote:AkelPad is very fast, but quit advanced too.
Ditto!

My goal when going on a crusade for editors and trying pretty much all of them, was to find a soft that would:
— be featured enough for system/coding interventions (i.e. regex, syntax highlight)
— be light and fast enough to replace notepad for everyday use

i.e. What's THE tool that can be used all day long to open any txt/ini/reg/html/css/xys/etc. with a bit more than what Metapad has to offer but nearly as fast?

=> It's easy to find lots of editors that match the first criterion — and which do it more thoroughly than Akelpad (better regex interface, snippets, etc.).
But (to my knowledge) not a single one comes close in terms of speed.

So ofc it's not meant to replace a full-time developer's editor/environment, but for general use, coding intervention, scripting…, it's pretty much ideal!

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.60

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 20 Aug 2015 00:05

Updated to XYplorer v15.60 (see first post)

And to think that —in keeping up to date with XYplorer— I'm lagging far behind my highlighting/autocomplete for Akelpad!… :veryconfused:

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SammaySarkar wrote:you might consider put it in github (like binocular's SublimeText syntax), so others can pester you with updates! :kidding:
Hehe… Long overdue answer: If only I had enough free online-time!

Anyhow, hope some of you find it useful. Now I've got to go back and check what has happened during the last few weeks!

Have a nice day, 8)
Flux

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.60

Post by SammaySarkar » 20 Aug 2015 12:20

updated :tup: 's!

This is more than useful. It's essential.

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.60

Post by klownboy » 23 Aug 2015 13:16

Many thanks here too Flux. I must say I'm really starting to like AkelPad especially with your syntax highlighting. I finally figured out some of the options. One thing that was driving me nuts, I finally fixed, was when I clicked outside and to the right of a line, the marker position would stay at that location and not go to the actual end of that line. Now it does. :roll:
Thanks again.

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.60

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 20 Sep 2015 14:33

Thanks for the feedback guys!
klownboy wrote:when I clicked outside and to the right of a line, the marker position would stay at that location
Yeah, the "caret after end of line" Editor option… Never figured out (yet) what would be the benefit.
OTOH, I really like the ALT+"Click and drag" to make vertical selections, even after end of line (though it’s not specific to Akelpad).

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 03 Nov 2015 22:51

Updated to XYplorer v15.90 (see first post)

Everything from v15.90, still with most undocumented (but useful) commands, plus:
! few :bug:
+ list of switches for quicksearch
+ list of available settings to adjust for setting
* old end shortcut for "end 1;" is now renamed end1 and old "regular" end() is now just end (more logical)
* rearranged and expanded various rem shortcuts for quick entry of remark separators

Have a nice day, 8)
Flux

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by klownboy » 04 Nov 2015 00:33

Thanks Flux for keeping on top of Akelpad highlighting. :appl:

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by Papoulka » 08 Nov 2015 14:22

Flux, thanks for putting together this (huge!) syntax file. That motivated me to try this editor. Being new to it I had a little trouble getting the highlighting to work. Here's what succeeded:

#) Looked at the manual. My eyeballs locked up.
#) Placed xys.coder in folder AkelPad\AkelFiles\Plugs\Coder
#) In Options | Plugins - enable
Coder::Highlight
Coder::CodeFold
Coder::AutoComplete
#) In Options | Plugins call (cannot directly enable) Coder::Settings
#) In Coder::Settings | Highlight enable "Auto Selection Marking - Words"
#) Close Akelpad
#) In folder AkelPad\AkelFiles\Plugs\Coder delete the "cache" file
# ) Restart Akelpad
#) Load a .xys file and syntax highlighting should work...

Removing the cache file was crucial; that tip was here: http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/forum/vi ... oder#21121

The highlighting is very good! I'll see how everything else goes...

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 09 Nov 2015 01:31

@all
Thanks for the feedback!
A ~ two year old :bug: has slipped: open() ending with 2 ";;" (thanks SammaySarkar for noticing).
Will fix in next update.

@Papoulka
Yep, Akelpad initial setup isn’t very user friendly! And it seems you’ve run into some extra problems… Thanks for pointing out the potential cache issue and especially for detailing your procedure! It gave me the incentive to enhance it for newcomers using a fresh Akelpad.

@all
Here’s a basic “ideal” setup of Akelpad for XYplorer:

• Setup:
1) Copy "xys.coder" in folder "AkelPad\AkelFiles\Plugs\Coder"
2) Copy your favorite font (e.g. LiberationMono-Regular.ttf / -Bold / -Italic) in "AkelPad\AkelFiles\Plugs\Fonts"
3) Run Akelpad
4) In Options | Settings… | Registry > Check "INI file" to make it portable
5) In Options | Plugins… > Check those entries:
   ------------------------------------
   — Coder::AutoComplete
   — Coder::CodeFold
   — Coder::Highlight
   — …
   — ContextMenu::Main
   — …
   — Fonts::Main
   — …
   — LineBoard::Main
   — …
   — QSearch::QSearch    (which I assigned to Alt+F3)
   — …
   — ToolBar::Main
   — …
   — XBrackets::Main
   ------------------------------------

6) Restart Akelpad

• Optional:
#) Adjust your plugin settings in Menu Plugins
#) Adjust your color theme (Toolbar: 2nd row, 5th button)
#) To add an XYS entry to the list of Syntax Themes (and/or edit the list):
      — Click on the Syntax Themes button (2nd row, 4th button), which opens a dropdown menu
      — CTRL+Click on "XML", which opens a "ContextMenu plugin" window
      — Insert the following line below the (currently selected) XML entry:
          "XY Script" Call("Coder::Settings", 1, "xys")
#) To add an XYplorer toolbar button that runs the current (saved) script directly from Akelpad:
      — Copy the following line after editing your XYplorer path (change "XYPath\" to the relative path e.g. "..\XYplorer\", or absolute e.g. "C:\XYplorer\")
          "XYplorer..." Exec('"%a\XYPath\XYplorer.exe" /flg=2 /script="%f"') Icon("%a\XYPath\XYplorer.exe")
      — Right-Click on the toolbar, which opens a "ToolBar plugin" window
      — Paste the copied line at the end of the menu

Hopefully, the other steps shouldn’t be necessary with a fresh install.

Hope this helps, 8)
Flux

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EDIT: Revised and added the toolbar button tip. Last tips contributed by SammaySarkar.
Last edited by FluxTorpedoe on 15 Nov 2015 21:56, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by SammaySarkar » 10 Nov 2015 16:21

# opt.) To edit the list of Syntax Themes and/or add an XYS entry (Toolbar: 2nd row, 4th button):
In Options | Settings… > Double click on ContextMenu::Main > ContextMenu::ShowMenu >
Scroll at the bottom of "SYNTAXTHEME" list, and between "XML…" and "SEPARATOR1" paste:
"XY Script" Call("Coder::Settings", 1, "xys")
Or a quick shortcut: open the syntax menu, and ctrl-click on XML. :ugeek:

by the way, I also have a small toolbar button for running scripts right from AkelPad (the toolbar plugin is enabled)
* right click the toolbar, if the selected text in the opened dialog is indented, then find the next "UNSET(<some flag>)" line and make a new line after that, and paste this in (adjust xyplorer path)

Code: Select all

"XYplorer..." Exec('"%a\..\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe" /flg=2 /script="%f"') Icon("%a\..\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe")

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by highend » 11 Nov 2015 14:50

# opt.) To edit the list of Syntax Themes and/or add an XYS entry (Toolbar: 2nd row, 4th button):
In Options | Settings… > Double click on ContextMenu::Main > ContextMenu::ShowMenu >
Scroll at the bottom of "SYNTAXTHEME" list, and between "XML…" and "SEPARATOR1" paste:
"XY Script" Call("Coder::Settings", 1, "xys")
It's Options | Plug-ins...
instead of
Options | Settings...

Right?
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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by FluxTorpedoe » 15 Nov 2015 22:20

SammaySarkar wrote:It's Options | Plug-ins... […] Right?
Yep, indeed! Thanks.
BTW, I’m 60+ posts late, but congrats on your 3k! :appl:
SammaySarkar wrote:Or a quick shortcut: open the syntax menu, and ctrl-click on XML. by the way, I also have a small toolbar button for running scripts right from AkelPad (the toolbar plugin is enabled)
Cool trick for the menu, and more reliable for this "how-to" (no risk of opening another menu). I replaced my entry with yours in my post.

Regarding the toolbar button: Just terrific! :D
I added this tip too if you don’t mind. I shall move the whole procedure to the first post when I have a moment.

I never took the time to investigate there… I just tried to make another XY button, to run a selected portion of code as a script (as opposed to the whole saved file), but no luck. I couldn’t find a way to pass "\s" externally… If you have an idea, that would make a nice addition I guess!

Well, thanks both of you for helping!

Have a nice day, 8)
Flux

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by Papoulka » 16 Nov 2015 02:00

Akelpad is working out well for XY scripting. Thanks again Flux, and thanks Sammay for the toolbar button which really helps integrate things.

One question... XY scripts need at least one space of indent on all except the first line. When I edit, Akelpad often loses that space. Now I assume that Akelpad (like UltraEdit, for example) has a function somewhere to maintain indents, as that is common in coding.

So, has anyone found out how to enable that?

Thanks

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by SammaySarkar » 16 Nov 2015 04:17

options > keep left spaces

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Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.90

Post by Papoulka » 16 Nov 2015 15:52

Got it, thanks. It was so obvious I overlooked it. Not buried deep enough in Plugins | Settings etc etc :?

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