HI Guys.

I'm trying to make my own lite program that can highlight specified chosen words (Syntax highlighting in short).

I have a working method using Regex, but it is TOO SLOW.

Here is what is currently:

My Regex Statements:

public Regex SettingsAndComments = new Regex("--settings|-|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        public Regex Numbers = new Regex("0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|");
        public Regex TTrue = new Regex("true|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        public Regex FFalse = new Regex("false|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        public Regex MainTitles = new Regex("Logging & Displaying|Char Builds|GAME DELAYS|POTION & CHICKEN SETTINGS|MERC POTION & RESURRECT SETTINGS|BOT ACTIONS & BEHAVIORS|IN TOWN SETTINGS|" +
                                            "CUBE SETTINGS|GAME CONFIGURATION & OPTIONS|GRUSH SETTINGS|DIA CLONE HUNT SETTINGS|IMMUNITY SETTINGS|AURA SKIP FUNCTIONS|INVENTORY LOCK|BAAL SETTINGS|" +
                                            "BAAL MESSAGES & SETTINGS|WAVE-BASED AURA CHANGES|ADVANCED BAAL OPTIONS|DON'T MODIFY UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO|PRECAST LOCATION|THRONE TELEPORT LOCATION|" +
                                            "THRONE TOWN PORTAL LOCATION|DIABLO SETTINGS|CHAOS-DIABLO-GRUSH MESSAGES|SEAL ORDER - TP LOCATION|MEPHISTO SETTINGS|SHRINE PICKING|PICKIT REVOLUTION|" +
                                            "Pickit Settings|Pickit Version|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        // Potions
        public Regex PRed = new Regex("PotionType.Red|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        public Regex PBlue = new Regex("PotionType.Blue|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        public Regex PPurple = new Regex("PotionType.Purple|", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

The "Colourize function" that makes them all work:

public void Colorize()
        {
            MainText.BackColor = Color.White;

            int selPos = MainText.SelectionStart;
            // Colours

            # region Basic "Settings" Syntax Highlighting

            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in SettingsAndComments.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.MidnightBlue;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in Numbers.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.DeepPink;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in TTrue.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.Green;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in FFalse.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.Red;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in MainTitles.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.DarkOrange;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }

            #region Potions
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in PPurple.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.DarkViolet;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in PRed.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.DarkRed;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            foreach (Match keyWordMatch in PBlue.Matches(MainText.Text))
            {

                MainText.Select(keyWordMatch.Index, keyWordMatch.Length);
                MainText.SelectionColor = Color.DarkBlue;
                MainText.SelectionStart = selPos;
            }
            #endregion

            #endregion

            MainText.SelectionColor = Color.Black;

        }

And the Private void that brings everything together.

private void MainText_TextChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Colorize();
        }

Does anyone know how I can speed this up? or a BETTER alternitive?

When it runs, (IE if I load a document into here) it freezes my program, and takes forever checking them.
I would like this too not take 10 minutes to open a 63 kb lua file.

:P

Thanks!

Edit: Sorry, forgot to mention it is in a Rich Text Box!

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