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I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this:

open: try
escape:
close: :

But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How can I block that from happening? Any help is welcome.

I'm using windows 8, with notepad++ Je Suis Charlie.

  • Delimiting doesn't seem as good a match for this case as code folding. Can you give some examples of what the try-: pair should look like in context? – Nathan Tuggy Apr 20 '15 at 20:35
  • It's for this use: try code :, and I want code to be highlighted, since I don't want the default color in there. – DCPY Apr 20 '15 at 23:44
  • Hmm. Yeah, I'm not sure N++ can do this easily; if you go and define a full language the way C#, say, is defined you could probably manage it but I don't know how much more work that would be. – Nathan Tuggy Apr 20 '15 at 23:55
  • I saw that creating a UDL in N++ creates a file. So maybe by editing that file directly, with a little bit of research, I would be able to do that so? – DCPY Apr 21 '15 at 1:31
  • You could certainly try that, but the file, and I think even the XML schema, that it uses for UDLs is not the same as for normal languages, and I'm not sure even the format has enough flexibility. – Nathan Tuggy Apr 21 '15 at 1:36
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After checking UDL 2.0 online documentation, I do not think it is currently possible. You either use what is offered or write your own highlighter in C++ or switch to editor with more advanced UDL capabilities (e.g. SynWrite) which allows much more control over the highlighter – but, of course, that parser is adequately more difficult to define.

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