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Color coding formula language

Tue 21 Dec 2004, 09:39 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
In response to yesterday's post Limits to cleverness, Julian Robichaux asked what I use to color code my formula language.  I must admit I use a really, really simple Midas agent:

Call rtitem.ConnectBackend(doc.Handle, "Body")
Set rtchunk = rtitem.DefineChunk("Everything")
rtchunk.TextWildcards = True
rtitem.HighlightFont = "Blue"
Call rtchunk.HighlightText("@*(")
rtitem.HighlightFont = "Black"
Call rtchunk.HighlightText("(")
rtitem.HighlightFont = "Magenta"
Call rtchunk.HighlightText(|"*"|)

See, it is easy if you have the right tools!  

And before anybody gets their knickers in a twist, it isn't very robust, and doesn't handle escaped quotes and the like.  Yawn!  It is quick and dirty and helps me get on to real work, which is what utilities are supposed to do.  Any of you want to write a more robust one, go for it.  The eval license is free and available, and I'll give you credit and such.  Yada, yada, yada.

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What has been said:

255.1. Pravin Machale
(02/23/2006 11:38 PM)

I am intersted in i have color formula book i wnt to entry that formula in software and in next time suppose i want some color formula serch for the software by giving name or that type of software you provide.

best regards