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c++.idde - How do I turn on color coding of C++ syntax?

reply Richard Haney <Richard_member pathlink.com> writes:
I just received my Digital Mars CD and created my first dialog application
prototype with AppExpress from within the IDDE.

However, I am very puzzled why none of my source displays are color coded as
they are in my Symantec C++ 7.5 version of the IDDE.

I checked the editor's Edit > Text Settings... > Display tab as well as all
other tabs for an indication of what might need adjusting, and I've searched the
Digital Mars web site using all the appropriate keywords I could think of, and I
turned up nothing helpful.

So how do I get the color coding of my source displays turned on?  The source
displays are now only in black and white.
Jan 30 2004
parent reply "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
go to
Environment--> Editing/Browsing Settings / Display

But I dont think that the comments and Keywords colors work.
(In my version anyway)

Phill.


"Richard Haney" <Richard_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:bvfjil$2vs$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I just received my Digital Mars CD and created my first dialog application
 prototype with AppExpress from within the IDDE.

 However, I am very puzzled why none of my source displays are color coded

 they are in my Symantec C++ 7.5 version of the IDDE.

 I checked the editor's Edit > Text Settings... > Display tab as well as

 other tabs for an indication of what might need adjusting, and I've

 Digital Mars web site using all the appropriate keywords I could think of,

 turned up nothing helpful.

 So how do I get the color coding of my source displays turned on?  The

 displays are now only in black and white.

Jan 31 2004
parent reply Richard Haney <Richard_member pathlink.com> writes:
It turns out that the syntax color coding will work after I load part of the CD
onto my "C:" drive and execute the IDDE from the "C:" drive.  I suppose the IDDE
needs to be able to write to the \dm\bin directory in order to turn on syntax
color coding.  At least, it does do some such writing to keep track of the last
project loaded.

The failure of syntax color coding occurred when I tried executing the IDDE from
the CD.

In article <bvhai6$2tab$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Phill says...
go to
Environment--> Editing/Browsing Settings / Display

But I dont think that the comments and Keywords colors work.
(In my version anyway)

Phill.


"Richard Haney" <Richard_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:bvfjil$2vs$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I just received my Digital Mars CD and created my first dialog application
 prototype with AppExpress from within the IDDE.

 However, I am very puzzled why none of my source displays are color coded

 they are in my Symantec C++ 7.5 version of the IDDE.

 I checked the editor's Edit > Text Settings... > Display tab as well as

 other tabs for an indication of what might need adjusting, and I've

 Digital Mars web site using all the appropriate keywords I could think of,

 turned up nothing helpful.

 So how do I get the color coding of my source displays turned on?  The

 displays are now only in black and white.


Feb 03 2004
parent reply "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
Mine is on my HD but I still have the problems that I mentioned.

The version was 8.26( I think) when I bought my CD, so maybe Walter has
repaired it by now.

Phill.

"Richard Haney" <Richard_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:bvq4f5$2t77$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It turns out that the syntax color coding will work after I load part of

 onto my "C:" drive and execute the IDDE from the "C:" drive.  I suppose

 needs to be able to write to the \dm\bin directory in order to turn on

 color coding.  At least, it does do some such writing to keep track of the

 project loaded.

 The failure of syntax color coding occurred when I tried executing the

 the CD.

 In article <bvhai6$2tab$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Phill says...
go to
Environment--> Editing/Browsing Settings / Display

But I dont think that the comments and Keywords colors work.
(In my version anyway)

Phill.


"Richard Haney" <Richard_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:bvfjil$2vs$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I just received my Digital Mars CD and created my first dialog



 prototype with AppExpress from within the IDDE.

 However, I am very puzzled why none of my source displays are color



as
 they are in my Symantec C++ 7.5 version of the IDDE.

 I checked the editor's Edit > Text Settings... > Display tab as well as

 other tabs for an indication of what might need adjusting, and I've

 Digital Mars web site using all the appropriate keywords I could think



and I
 turned up nothing helpful.

 So how do I get the color coding of my source displays turned on?  The

 displays are now only in black and white.



Feb 04 2004
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
The IDDE hasn't changed since then. Is it possible your files are marked
'read only'?

"Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
news:bvq9o5$50b$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Mine is on my HD but I still have the problems that I mentioned.

 The version was 8.26( I think) when I bought my CD, so maybe Walter has
 repaired it by now.

 Phill.

Feb 04 2004
parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
You are right Walter.

To tell you the truth, I have never even tried to set the
colors on the IDDE before this thread started, because this sort of thing
doesnt worry me.

Phill.



"Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> wrote in message
news:bvqemo$d6a$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 The IDDE hasn't changed since then. Is it possible your files are marked
 'read only'?

 "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
 news:bvq9o5$50b$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Mine is on my HD but I still have the problems that I mentioned.

 The version was 8.26( I think) when I bought my CD, so maybe Walter has
 repaired it by now.

 Phill.


Feb 04 2004