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Automatic Color Coding

Posted on 1998-08-03
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Currently I am developing a VBScript design environment. To do this properly I need a routine that will automatically read words like "SUB", "FUNCTION", ".LISTINDEX", ".ENABLED" etc. from a file or from the registry and color them approriately in a RichTextBox or something similar.
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Question by:LordHorse
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by:clifABB
ID: 1467597
The following code will change the words in your example to red.  You can add new words using the same ElseIf code group as shown.  Each word can have a different color by changing that color in the code:

Private Sub RichTextBox1_Change()

  With RichTextBox1
    If UCase$(Right$(.Text, 3)) = "SUB" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 3
      .SelLength = 3
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    If UCase$(Right$(.Text, 8)) = "FUNCTION" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 8
      .SelLength = 8
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    If UCase$(Right$(.Text, 10)) = ".LISTINDEX" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 10
      .SelLength = 10
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    If UCase$(Right$(.Text, 8)) = ".ENABLED" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 8
      .SelLength = 8
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    End If
  End With
End Sub

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by:clifABB
ID: 1467598
Oops!  The code should read:

Private Sub RichTextBox1_Change()

  With RichTextBox1
    If UCase$(Right$(.Text, 3)) = "SUB" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 3
      .SelLength = 3
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    ElseIf UCase$(Right$(.Text, 8)) = "FUNCTION" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 8
      .SelLength = 8
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    ElseIf UCase$(Right$(.Text, 10)) = ".LISTINDEX" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 10
      .SelLength = 10
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    ElseIf UCase$(Right$(.Text, 8)) = ".ENABLED" Then
      .SelStart = Len(.Text) - 8
      .SelLength = 8
      .SelColor = vbRed
      .SelStart = Len(.Text)
      .SelColor = vbBlack
    End If
  End With
End Sub

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by:LordHorse
ID: 1467599
That code was cool, but it only changed text appended to the end of the RTBox and keeps moving the cursor to the end of the text. I need it to more or less look like the code window in VB.
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zabman earned 100 total points
ID: 1467600
LordHorse --

  I have a program that will do (hopefully) exactly what you want it to do,  I can't find the code right know to post it, but If you E-mail me at zabman@hotmail.com I can send you the compiled app.  If this is what you need and want, I will hunt down the code for you (It's on ONE of a MILLION DISKS):-o

  Hope to hear from you.

                                  -- Neil Z. :-)
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