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Emacs for windows loading the visual-basic.el mode.

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Im running emacs for windows and i just need to how to load the visual basic mode for it.
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Where did you download emacs from?

The versions I found don't mention a VB editor mode.

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http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/

http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/docs/ntemacs/contrib/visual-basic-mode.el


Download emacs then install the Visual basic mode
 But i cant figure out how to use it.
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To use it I believe you will need a LISP compiler to compile the source.

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Matthew_X_Economou earned 100 total points
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Installation of the aforementioned "visual-basic-mode.el" is similar to most other Emacs Lisp programs.  Copy the ".el" file to somewhere in your load path and cause it to be loaded via the Emacs startup script.  The easiest way to do that for all users on a particular workstation is, assuming Emacs is installed in "C:\Program Files\emacs" (Windows) or "/usr/local/" (UNIX):

(1) Save "visual-basic-mode.el" in the all-users Emacs Lisp directory "C:\Program Files\emacs\site-lisp" (Windows) or "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp" (UNIX).  Make certain the file is readable by all users.

(2) Add the following lines to the following lines to the all-users Emacs startup script, "C:\Program Files\emacs\site-lisp\site-start.el" (Windows) or "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.el" (UNIX), making certain the file is readable by all users:

    (load-library "visual-basic-mode")
    (setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.\\(frm\\|bas\\|cls\\|vbs\\)$" . visual-basic-mode) auto-mode-alist))

(3) Restart Emacs.  At some point while Emacs loads, you may see a message at the bottom of the screen that says "Loading textmodes/visual-basic-mode (source)...".

Now, any file with any of the extensions ".frm", ".bas", ".cls", or ".vbs" will be opened in Visual Basic mode, with syntax highlighting and indenting enabled.

Best wishes,
Matthew
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