Hi, and great program btw. :)
I am a SAP Developer, who is currently trying to add the ABAP programming language to Notepad++ . For those who doesn't know it ABAP is the programming language of SAP. (www.sap.com).
I have created a list of the words I want in the code-completion list in an alphabetic order in a file called abap.api in the plugings/APIs directory. I have also created an alpha-version of the syntax-highlighting (but still misses a way to make auto-indent), but here comes the question:
How do I tell Notepad++ to use the abap.api file as code-completion for the ABAP syntax mode?
No, you can't (yet) associate the api file with the user define language.
However I'll "try" to implement it in the next release (I'm quit busy so I don't promise you that it will be in the next release).
This feature is implemented in v2.7 which was released a couple of days ago.
You shoud give the same name as your defined language name to your api file (Auto-completion file).
For example, the name of your defined language is "my toto lang". The api file should be named as "my toto lang.api" to make work Auto-Completion.
Thanks .. would be much appreciated :)
Btw. could you add the possibility of adding predefined code patterns in the language descriptions as well.. An example for being able to describe a while-loop or a select-statement in some sort of BNF-syntax (perhaps in the same file or as the code completion):
<stringtoadd>While <condition> Do <statement>;</stringtoadd>
<stringtoadd>select <selection> from <selection> where <condition>;</stringtoadd>
could produce a dropdown-list when choosing this "code pattern insertion":
When choosing for example Whileloop it would produce:
While <insert condition> Do
It would be really nice to have as a help to the programmer when learning a new language :)
Also it would be REALLY nice to be able to have auto-indention on user defined languages, as this would be easy to add, when the blocks is already described.. just as an option that can be switched on/off when defining a language.
Keep up the good work -- and I am looking forward to the next version.. hoping that some of these ideas make it !
> Btw. could you add the possibility of adding predefined code patterns in the language descriptions as well.
It's done also in v2.7
>> Btw. could you add the possibility of adding predefined code patterns in the language descriptions as well.
> It's done also in v2.7
Sorry, I missunderstood what you mean.
I removed the restriction for the api file in v2.7 - so you can give anything you want in this api file, but that's all I can offer.