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XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v20.50]

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 04:40
by FluxTorpedoe
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   xys.coder for Akelpad      [XY v20.50] — Updated 2019-10-09 —
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Hi'
Here's a syntax highlighting and autocomplete file for Akelpad:
Akelpad-SyntaxHighlight_XYplorer(v20_50).zip
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   — Unzip the content (the file "xys.coder") in AkelPad\AkelFiles\Plugs\Coder\
   — Check below for Akelpad configuration tips.


Hope this helps, 8)
Flux

Here's a screenshot of the way it looks (with my color definitions).
Sample.png
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######################
### Configuration Tips ###
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Here are a few tips for a basic “ideal” configuration 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


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Last tips contributed by SammaySarkar.

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• Extras:
— For more information (or alternatives), check this thread: Might as well use syntax highlighting... But where/how?
— For "highlighters" using other editors, you might want to check: List of Scripting Commands and Vars for Syntax Highlighting%a\XYPath\XYplorer.exe

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• Older version:
Akelpad-SyntaxHighlight_XYplorer(v17_40).zip
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Re: XYS syntax highlighting for Akelpad [XY v13.90]

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 11:27
by Enternal
Thank you Flux! This is really sweet! Akelpad and Notepad2-mod are my favorite light weight editors so this addition for the coloring scheme is awesome! Edit script on the go!

Re: XYS syntax highlighting for Akelpad [XY v13.90]

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 13:00
by FluxTorpedoe
Yep, I really like Akelpad speed and snappiness!

- - - - - - - - -

Bonus — Font used: Liberation Mono

While I edited the previous post to add a screenshot, I remembered a discussion about "coding" fonts (If I find the original thread, I'll update it).
A few months ago, I tested pretty much all the mono fonts I could find and settled on "Liberation Mono" (I recommend v2.00.1), which is the best/only one that I found always readable with clear distinctions between 0/O, 1/l —and that, whatever the size—, commented (italic) pipes | that do not transform into slashes /, etc.
And best of all: it's free!

Re: XYS syntax highlighting for Akelpad [XY v13.90]

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 02:08
by Enternal
Oh! That's interesting! My favorite font have always been Lucida Console but this looks really good too! Thanks!

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomplete for Akelpad [XY v14

Posted: 04 Sep 2014 16:54
by FluxTorpedoe
Updated to XYplorer v14.40 (see first post).

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomplete for Akelpad [XY v14

Posted: 04 Sep 2014 18:25
by SammaySarkar
Great! :appl:







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The autocompleted comments can become a nuisance though. (No offense!)
So I added a copy of the SC's, minus comments, at the end of `Block:`. (Using regex \$\[\/\/.+\]$ on the copied textblock)
So now the first autocomplete entry for each SC is commentless, and when I need some help, the second entry has that!

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomplete for Akelpad [XY v14

Posted: 05 Sep 2014 17:37
by FluxTorpedoe
Thanks. :)

BTW, cool idea about the "opting-out" of comments! Nice for preserving the health of the TAB key... 8)

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomplete for Akelpad [XY v15

Posted: 17 Jun 2015 12:53
by FluxTorpedoe
Updated to XYplorer v15.30 (see first post).

Plus:
— added a few missing undocumented commands —only if usable in scripts though— (thanks to highend post!).
— added {Undocumented} at the end of comments of all undocumented commands (I realized I had a tendency to take some of them for granted…). Anyway you can still get rid of the comments as to SammaySarkar's tip above.

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 10:29
by FluxTorpedoe
Thanks for the feedback SammaySarkar (which seems to have disappeared!). :)

Re:
Wowwow functions() !!! It's not in the help so my command extractor missed it —as have I, being off-line for far too long it seems! ;)

Greaaat addition to XY scripting indeed!

So here's a revised version, containing also function, namespace, include, and include_once.
I also took care to give user functions() the same color as regular functions.

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 16:11
by SammaySarkar
:tup:
my command extractor missed it —as have I, being off-line for far too long it seems! ;)
you might consider put it in github (like binocular's SublimeText syntax), so others can pester you with updates! :kidding:



"Thanks for the feedback SammaySarkar (which seems to have disappeared!). " - Heh, yeah I deleted it, because it sounded too nitpicky. : whistle :

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 01 Aug 2015 19:42
by SammaySarkar
hey, a small bug: in a string like this "test()", the inner text is hilited as a function.

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 02 Aug 2015 13:30
by klownboy
Thanks for the update Flux. It was the push I needed to associate xys files to AkelPad. I had it installed along with you previous XYS syntax highlighting file but was still using NotePad++.

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 02 Aug 2015 13:31
by highend
It was the push I needed to associate xys files to AkelPad
So Akelpad is superior over Notepad++? Never used any of them :/

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 02 Aug 2015 16:21
by klownboy
highend wrote:So Akelpad is superior over Notepad++? Never used any of them :/
Hey highend, no not necessarily. Along with PSpad, I've had both on the computer for a while. I've been mostly using NotePad++ and haven't used either PSpad or AkelPad so much, so time will tell. Both are free and will highlight like words and have end of line and space markers, etc. I'm not sure yet if AkelPad is as powerful, but as with NotePad++, there are plenty of add-ons and I do like Flux's syntax highlighting coder file.

Re: XYS Syntax Highlighting/Autocomp. for Akelpad [XY v15.30

Posted: 02 Aug 2015 16:52
by SammaySarkar
AkelPad is very fast, but quit advanced too.