Ben Langhinrichs

Photograph of Ben Langhinrichs

E-mail address - Ben Langhinrichs







Recent posts

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Exciton Boost - WYSI(hopefully)WYG



Tue 15 Sep 2020

Exciton Boost - Formula(s) for success



Tue 15 Sep 2020

Pushing harder at the limits of formulas


September, 2020
SMTWTFS
  01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Search the weblog





























Genii Weblog

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(|"*"|)
rtitem.Save

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.

Copyright 2004 Genii Software Ltd.

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 no.is that type of software you provide.

best regards

pravin