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  • Gregery D Engle
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    at work I program in both PB/CC and PB/DLL as well as VB, with
    all these extentions I get confused on what file should open
    what file (hense the .BAS extention) what I suggest is having
    PB/CC files with the extention .PCC and PB/DLL files with the
    extention .PDL.

    The problem with me simply just renaming the .BAS to the
    above extentions is that if I open them up in PowerBasic,
    the color syntax highlighting isn't turned on, I have to manually
    turn it on for each file. So I think to solve this problem is
    the ability to specify what extentions we want to have color
    syntaxing.



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  • Gregery D Engle
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    - AHHH I love the unlimited UNDO idea!!!

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  • ian mcallister
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    I must agree with Gregery's post above,
    don't you all go and make the next editor a mass of confusing
    bells and whistles will ya, while its obvious that improvements
    can be made to the current (quite adiquate) editor after all
    who hasen't come across the 256character limit while trying to
    paste some code pilfered from this very forum,,, AAARRRGGGHHHH
    Even so moderation is called for here, I use the editor on my
    sub-notebook which only has a 9" x 6" screen so having five rows
    of mandatory buttons would put the kybosh on that now

    May I suggest a blend of subtle configurability with the really
    useful bits to hand in menus/shortcut keys while whopping great
    buttons/icons and obscure functionality like having this bit
    turn blue when you press that bit might be optional.

    I bet it'll be good tho'
    oh and PS,,, can we have 256 layers of UNDO please

    Ian

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  • Sven Blumenstein
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    Steven,
    why don't you use a debugger like NuMega SoftICE or Borland Turbo Debugger?

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  • Steven Pringels 3
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    Hi,

    To all, yes I want to have the colors be able to change and
    preferable BOLD as well. I'm colorblind for lots of colors but
    mainly blue shades.

    The first thing I do when I work on a computer that's not my own
    is change all blue to black.

    So, put a tick for me too !! And Trevor I understand exactly what you
    mean.

    Besides this one:
    PLEASE POWERBASIC, GIVE US A DEBUGGER THAT WORKS
    OUTSIDE PBEDIT !!! PBEDIT is great but can't be compared with
    MultiEdit or even UltraEdit !!!




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  • Trevor Lane
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    Neil,

    forgive me for being so rude but you really know nothing at all
    about colour blindness do you. Just like deafness, some people
    have difficulty with just one colour, others the lot. Some deaf
    people (like myself) are deaf to just one tone, others to many.

    Why not read a book on interface design. You will learn that the
    ability to change colours in operating environments is to help
    accesibility, and as an additional benefit allows people to pretty
    up their desktop, IDE or whatever. It is not the other way around.

    I don't want to go on about it, but due to my own deafness I am
    not too tolerant of the blinkered vision and lack of sympathy
    displayed by some 'normal' (what's normal) people.

    Regards
    Trevor.

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  • Eric Pearson
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    At least we can pronounce the letter H.

    -- Eric

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  • Ian Cairns
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    Neil,
    You seem to have the mistaken impression that the Americans speak English. They neither speak it, nor do they spell it. They even think that the last letter of the alphabet is pronounced "Zee" instead of "Zed".
    Regards,

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    [This message has been edited by Ian Cairns (edited January 05, 2001).]

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  • Neil Hosgood
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    My Two Cents...
    Colour (color for ya foriengers) blindness is colour blindness,
    it doesn't matter what colour you make the text, unless....
    it's red and green, then everyone will have trouble seeing the
    colours... Anyway, it's the compiler we all love?? so if you
    really want an editor that can run your compiler and you can
    control then try SYNEDIT. It's free and who knows, you might even
    be able to give it an o****m !

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  • Gregery D Engle
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    The thing I love about the current IDE is that is small and fast.
    I click it and I don't have to wait for anything to load, it just
    works very well. So I don't want that to be sacraficed with the
    new IDE

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  • Barry Erick
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    Add me to the list wanting to BOLD out the words and
    not just color them.
    --Barry

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  • Gary Akins
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    Color vision is, indeed, a quirky thing... (especially for us guys, since the genes that determine color vision seem to reside primarily on the X chromosome, and thus we XY-types only get one shot at getting a "good" copy while the ladies get two... can we sue Nature for gender discrimination? ) As an example: the green color which the PB/DLL IDE uses for comments tends to get lost against the white, for me, yet the teal color which Aditor (another programmers' editor) uses as it's default color for comments is quite visible to me, even though you would think teal-on-white would be just as contrastless as green-on-white... go figure.

    Trevor's comment about color blindness is a good one, and it makes me wonder if the IDE couldn't be further extended to render the different highlights in different fonts, as well? (It doesn't have to save them that way, of course, just display them.) I.E. put comments in italics, keywords in bold, so you'd wind up with something like this:
    Code:
    [i]'--create a dialog box for our main program window[/i]
    [i]'--abort program if window could not be created (hDlg = 0)[/i]
    DlgFmt& = %DS_CENTER [b]OR[/b] %WS_CAPTION [b]OR[/b] %WS_SYSMENU
    [b]DIALOG NEW[/b] 0, $AppTitle, , , 300, 150, DlgFmt& , 0 [b]TO[/b] hDlg
    
    [b]IF[/b] hDlg = 0 [b]THEN EXIT FUNCTION[/b]
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    [This message has been edited by Gary Akins (edited January 03, 2001).]

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  • Lance Edmonds
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    Thanks guys! This one _is_ definitely on the wish list already, so I'll ask for a few more tick marks to be added against it.


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  • Trevor Lane
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    I do not have a problem with the default colours but a lot of
    people do. The ability to change the default colours in an IDE
    is not really just a nice to have but an essential. Many people
    are colour blind to some degree and light green on white may as
    well be white on white. The ability to change colours will make
    the program more accesible to a lot of people.

    IMHO
    Trevor

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  • Gary Akins
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    I'll second the motion for customizing the syntax coloring; I was just going to ask if there was a way to do that...

    I'm not necessarily interested in being able to customize individual keywords, but it would be nice to be able to change the colors the IDE uses for highlighting - that light-green color the editor currently uses for comments is kinda hard for me to read against a white background.

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  • Gregery D Engle
    started a topic Another Tick for the WishList

    Another Tick for the WishList

    Customized syntax coloring - The ability to add/delete change
    colors of any word we wish. I often find myself wanting
    a certain keyword a different color and/or a Winapi keyword
    highlighted as well. A simple .conf file would be sufficiant
    with all keywords and colors settings

    Another way to work with the Customized Syntax Coloring is to use a
    metastatement, eg:

    #compile exe
    #color SendMessage, BLUE, UCASE
    #color Yoga, Purple, UCASE

    function pbmain()
    ..
    ..
    end function

    That would be nice too because people exchanging source file's
    will keep syntax highlighting in tact.

    - a Tooltip popup display the proper syntax for the current keyword.
    I forget the syntax too much.



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