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looking for a good keyword highlighter / syntax editor control

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PJ6
Years ago I looked for a text editor control that would do automatic keyword
highlighting, to no avail. I found sample code to roll my own, but all of
that was crap (mostly because of the way the RichTextBox base class was
written, and the limitations of GDI+). I ended up coming to conclusion that
I'd have to write my own in C++ to make it work right, at which point I gave
up. Now it seems there are controls out there that may do the trick (i.e.
actipro's syntax editor)... are any highly recommended? My primary objective
is text editing with SQL syntax highlighting identical to Enterprise
Manager, but VB/C# syntax highlighting may be nice, too.

Paul
Jul 27 '08 #1
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PJ6 wrote:
Years ago I looked for a text editor control that would do automatic keyword
highlighting, to no avail. I found sample code to roll my own, but all of
that was crap (mostly because of the way the RichTextBox base class was
written, and the limitations of GDI+). I ended up coming to conclusion that
I'd have to write my own in C++ to make it work right, at which point I gave
up. Now it seems there are controls out there that may do the trick (i.e.
actipro's syntax editor)... are any highly recommended? My primary objective
is text editing with SQL syntax highlighting identical to Enterprise
Manager, but VB/C# syntax highlighting may be nice, too.

Paul

http://www.actiprosoftware.com/Default.aspx

I have used this and it will do exactly what you want.

LS
Jul 27 '08 #2

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If you're looking for a free code editor, you might take a look at
ICSharpCode.TextEditor, a component of SharpDevelop.
http://www.sharpdevelop.com

"Lloyd Sheen" <a@b.cwrote in message
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PJ6 wrote:
>Years ago I looked for a text editor control that would do automatic
keyword highlighting, to no avail. I found sample code to roll my own,
but all of that was crap (mostly because of the way the RichTextBox base
class was written, and the limitations of GDI+). I ended up coming to
conclusion that I'd have to write my own in C++ to make it work right, at
which point I gave up. Now it seems there are controls out there that may
do the trick (i.e. actipro's syntax editor)... are any highly
recommended? My primary objective is text editing with SQL syntax
highlighting identical to Enterprise Manager, but VB/C# syntax
highlighting may be nice, too.

Paul
http://www.actiprosoftware.com/Default.aspx

I have used this and it will do exactly what you want.

LS
Jul 27 '08 #3

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