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Can anyone point me in the right direction to how you can add highlighing to a source code text editor.

I don't know what language it's going to be written in. Java or c++ perhaps.

Thanks in advance.

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Can anyone point me in the right direction to how you can add highlighing to a source code text editor.

I don't know what language it's going to be written in. Java or c++ perhaps.

Thanks in advance.

I use VEdit (vedit.com). It can handle many languages, and if it doesn't handle yours, someone in the VEdit community will be able to whip one together. It's a very powerful and flexible editing system.

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Sorry i don't think i was clear.

I meant that i was creating an editor and i wanted to implement highlighting as a feature.

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Look at the source code for some free, open source editors out there and see what they do.

I'd imagine I'd make a mini-language for describing source code colorization and then use that to colorize source code.

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Can't help you without know what language you're using. Both languages have their preferred methods for parsing and highlighting text.

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I've made a decision to develop using Java.

Any advice would be very helpful.

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