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Suggestions and discussions for new TeXnicCenter features
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Extended Syntax highlighting

Postby Schreiberling » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:11 am


I use TeXnicCenter for some years and really do like it.
What I miss are better features for syntax highlighting.

Open/closed braces and the major LaTeX-commands or keywords are colored, that's a big help.
What I would like to do is to highlight the text *between* braces, e.g. package names or parameters.

Some editors like WinEdt have it, and in my opinion TeX source documents get a lot easier to view and control.
With the current highlighting features at "Customize Text format" I wasn't able to do it. So --if I wasn't to blind to find it-- it would be great to enhance the capabilities of TeXnicCenter in that point.

Thank you!

P.S. Can the keywords themselves be edited in any way, i.e. which keywords are highlighted and how? (What I mean: In WinEdt or TeXMaker, preamble-keywords like \documentclass or \usepackage get another color than in-text-keywords like \begin.)

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Postby playmobil » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:42 pm

+1 Very Happy

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Postby Schreiberling » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:58 pm

Hallo Playmobil,

ich war noch nie gut in Kürzeln und Ironie...Was willst Du mir mitteilen?
Schulnote 1+ mit Sternchen für die vielen schönen bunten Farben?

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Postby Gargleblaster » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:42 am

I can only support this request!

WinEdt does a much better job at syntax highlighting, while otherwise both programs are basically equal. This would greatly improve the readability of LateX sources.

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Postby henrik » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:33 pm

and then under colours, take a look into the dropdown-menue and the colourfield right next to it Smile

hope i helped

edit: just noticed it doesn't work that well :/

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Postby hiryu » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:02 pm

I think this would also be a very welcome feature!!! The only things missing from Texniccenter imho are
1) an extended syntax highlighting in WinEdt style, by using both different colors and different text formatting (as said above by Gargleblaster, I think that WinEdt really does a wonderful job about that)
2) Code folding (like for instance in LEd)

I strongly hope this suggestions are going to be taken into account into TexnicCenter 2.0. Many thanks!!!

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Postby skidzo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:31 am

I'll go a bit further with this request, I also think that Texniccenter should recognize the .asy file format for the asymptote vector graphics language. Texniccenter nowadays can already be configured easysily for asymptote compilation. It would be really a nice feature if it would do the syntax highlighting automatically and when Installing already notices that asymptote is installed...

Cheers Mates!

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Postby franknarf » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:49 pm

I second these sentiments.

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