Old 12-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Walter - Syntax Highlighting Colors for Notepad ++

I just made an UDL file (User Define Language] for Walter (rtconfig.txt) in Notepad ++

This way you can have a clear syntax highlighting to edit your theme very ergonomicly

I personally use the Blackboard Theme, so, the backgrounds are set to the color of that dark theme, but you can edit the UDL file to match your theme. You just have to edit the language file :P
EDIT : i just add a style for white default theme in the .zip

I don't know if i made it very semanticly but it seems to works like a charm :P



You can download my file here :
https://stash.reaper.fm/v/19339/ReaperUDL.zip
Then, in Notepad ++, choose language, user, and import it in your config
Note : A reboot of Notepad ++ can be necessary after importing the UDL files. Then, open you rtconfig.txt file and choose Language : Reaper.

For those who don't want to download the file, you can have a nice synthax highlighting with the Assembler language, but it's is not Walter Specific, so it's not perfect :P

Hope you'll like it !

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Old 12-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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I use Notepad++ for all my WALTERing so I've just downloaded this and will give it a shot.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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don't hesitate to edit it

i colored differently numbers, operation signs, tcp - mcp - trans - envcp - master, [], theme names, commment etc...

once again, you have to used Blackboard Theme to see it nicely without make any changes.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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I don't even edit themes and I'm downloading it in case I need to.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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it can be a good start in theme editing
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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Oh wow. This is extremely useful. Thank you.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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You are welcome

Hope it works for you :P
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
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I just made an UDL file (User Define Language] for Walter (rtconfig.txt) in Notepad ++

This way you can have a clear syntax highlighting to edit your theme very ergonomicly

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Hope you'll like it !
Nice.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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Fantastic...I'd never heard of notepad++ so this is a big improvement for me.
Been using standard notepad.

Thanx DoomLike.
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
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Thank you all !

Because you feel very interested, i just add an UDL file for white (default) background
but i strongly recommend you to use the dark one (with the Blackboard Theme in Notepad ++), your eyes will be less tired

i also add the .xml extension.

A reboot of Notepad ++ can be necessary after importing the UDL files.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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Thanks DoomLike,

Downloaded the file and it comes as "Reaper" with no extension. Tried putting .xml, but it fails to import under Language>Define Your Language>Import - any ideas?
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #12
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hmmm effectively, the file extension updated i will recreate an entry for that file.
EDIT : Here it is https://stash.reaper.fm/v/19339/ReaperUDL.zip

The new UDL files have .xml extensions.

Import are usually effective after restarting notepad ++.
It will now appears in your language panel at the bottom.
If it doesn't work, try to import, and then save to an other name.

Still in trouble ? Have you pop up message or something ?

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:27 AM   #13
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That's got 'im. Nice one - Cheers - thanks for the effort!
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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I just finished my theme using your syntax and it proved to be very useful indeed. I found some typos that I would have missed otherwise. I can't believe I have used the regular notepad for Waltering before. Your syntax and Notepad ++ makes things a little bit easier.

Thank you!!!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:35 AM   #15
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I'm so glad it works and you like it
if you are new to Notepas ++, it will not make theming a little easier but A LOT. Syntax highlighting is good, but Document Map, Line Number, Replace window overlay and results highlight, Compare documents function, side by side view, indentation of selected text and a few more things can save you a lot of time a make theme coding really fun
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #16
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I must say, I have taken a real liking to the blackboard version of this. In fact, I think I'll start using blackboard for all my NotePad++ stuff now too. It is indeed much better on the eyes.

Nice work DoomLike. Much appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #17
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I spend years with the default theme before i found that theme, and i use it to all my notepad ++ project too

Nice to be useful
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #18
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Very useful, cheers.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #19
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Default OSX rtconfig Editor

here an rtconfig editor for osx

Download RTConfig OSX

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:05 AM   #20
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Default osx rtconfig editor

oh ! good to see that OSX users have an alternative.
i didn't know that editor, is it based on something else ?
what particular functions except syntax highlighting and 'go to' buttons have a dedicated software to offer ?
Sad notepad ++ doesn't exist on mac.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #21
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thanks much DoomLike... very handy
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #22
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Because you seem to apreciate that UDL file, i decided to make one other, for the .ReaperLangPack

Here is the thread about it

Thanks to all !
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #23
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Just wanted to add my thanks for posting this. After using it a bit Walter is actually starting to make sense.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:23 PM   #24
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Merci Beaucoup X-Raym!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #25
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@MRT : yes with the good colors and semantic separation, all that blabla appears clear
@Tanga : Derien derien, ça me fait plaisir
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OSX 10.6 -> 10.10

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Old 09-02-2015, 07:00 AM   #27
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Is there a need to update this for the v5?
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:30 AM   #28
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@Icchan
Not really, there is some new keywords but they don't need any color to be easily seen
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:59 PM   #29
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Question: I tried to add code folding to this, using Layout and EndLayout as the keywords, but on the Default 5 theme's rtconfig it puts the folding points on the wrong lines.

If I type a new set of "Layout" and "EndLayout" myself, it works properly - only White Tie's existing WALTER breaks it.

Any guesses as to why this might happen?
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:04 PM   #30
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@Lokasenna
Not at all sorry !
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:17 AM   #31
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Hello,

for text editing I found the solarized theme to be the one for me. For more details about the colour scheme:
http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

So I edited your UDL file to be compatible with the solarized-light theme in Notepad++

Attached as zip. Have fun.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:52 PM   #32
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merci Raymond!

thank you...
I was always getting problems with other programs to edit configs and also couldnt understand because it was all black text. Thanks alot!
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Thanks..just starting to mod some existing themes, so very useful.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:06 AM   #34
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Thanks X-Raym so much this is reallly useful and helpful for all of us, perhaps personally I would like something less dark. Anyway thanks for sharing !!
Is it possible to tell us how to edit the theme?
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:37 PM   #35
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i use notepad++ a year already, very handy program,

2 tricks i use often, that can be useful for those, who is not familiar with notepad++.

1.Click at the left side of the strings and spheric signs will show up at every stroke you have clicked, then use shortcut, that you have for action in Menu..Search..Bookmark..NextBookmark, you will be able to move quickly between marked strokes.

2.You can make folders for layouts and other parts of your code to sort things up, if rtconfig becoming too bloated. For this go to Language..Define your language..Folding in comment style.. and write your titles in Open and Close sections, that you would like to use for opening and closin folder (e.g. ;#IF Default_TCP, ;#IF Fin), then you can use shortcuts for actions "Fold All" and "unfold All" and you will have something like this:



(too bad i have found this small, but useful improvements only half of a year later), i'm lazy, so maybe it will be helpful to someone from the beginning=)
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #36
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Thanks !
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Really cool, I finally was able to edit it myself ... thanks for the tricks too !!!
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