Hi all!

Does anyone know of texts about syntax highlighting other than the ones on Iczelion's site? Since some of you are coding editors I guess there must be some knowledge in this community. By the way, thanx for those great editors (RadASM and AsmEdit).
Posted on 2001-10-27 11:56:53 by Storck
Hi Storck

RadASM's hilighting is based on Icz's method.

Posted on 2001-10-27 12:15:35 by KetilO
Thank you KetilO. I guessed somehow that maybe it was. I guess I will have to study it some more then... ;-)
Posted on 2001-10-27 14:03:16 by Storck
Hi Storck,

The syntax highlighting in AsmEdit is my original
design, but I had to use Iczelion's DrawText
idea instead of EM_SETCHARFORMAT and his handling
of WM_PAINT in the RichEdit subclass for it to
work properly.

Posted on 2001-10-27 16:25:31 by Ewayne
Well, as I stated in my syntax hilighting tutorial, my method is only a workaround: not the best solution. I wish I had time to code a custom edit control for a code editor. It would be great for all the IDE projects out there. Alas, my schedule is very tight these days. You will notice that I update my website less frequently in the past months.
Posted on 2001-10-28 06:20:15 by Iczelion
Check out
Posted on 2001-10-28 15:40:24 by Asm_Freak
yeah, codemax looks pretty decent. I've been meaning to write
a nice little editor around it, just haven't found the time yet. Sure,
it's C++, but it's not written in MFC, so it's not really that bad...
it has the functionality I need, which means I can concentrate on
the features my little editor should have :).
Posted on 2001-10-29 00:13:23 by f0dder
I will check out codemax. I wrote an editor using SynEdit from soureforge. I was using borland builder While easy, it didn't turn out a small and neat program though. More like huge and neat. Maybe not that bad, but anyways. Thanx again all!
Posted on 2001-10-29 02:16:43 by Storck
I know about CodeMax. Last time I checked, it only supported fixed-width font and its size is over 300k.
Posted on 2001-10-29 05:39:35 by Iczelion
For a programmers editor, who wants or needs variable with fonts?
Certainly not me. And after all, codemax *is* a programmers edit
The current DLL is 270.336 bytes (I downloaded it about a month
ago, give or take a little). This might seem like a lot, and you could
probably get it smaller in asm (yadda yadda ;) ), but face it... writing
a good and fully fledged control is a lot of work. Here you already
have it, and can concentrate on additional editor features. I don't
know exactly how flexible it is, but at first glance it looked pretty
reasonable. And fast enough. No, not for opening 500meg files,
but I have yet to see (properly structured ;) ) source code from a
project that's has files larger than a 100 kilobytes. The bible. which
must be considered a massive chunk of... erm, text... is about 4 megabytes
in the project gutenberg release, and that file is handled without
sweat as well.

Yeah, ideally I would code my own edit control. But I want a working
editor more... a sorta small and not too bloated one with the few
additional features I need, so I can get away from ms visual studio
(except perhaps for the resource editor and symbolic debugging).
Posted on 2001-10-29 05:50:04 by f0dder