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Offline Crepuscule

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Color for "Search results" window...
« on: November 21, 2011, 04:01:46 pm »
Hello!

    I am using Code:Blocks 10.05. I would like to know if it is possible to have color when I am doing a search in my project...
The aim is to detect quickly when code is commented with : /* ... */

For example, imagine you have a code like this:

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int a = 1;
int b = 2;
int c = 3;
/*
int d = 4;
int e = 5;
*/

c = a + b;
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If I tape "Ctrl"+"Shift"+"F" and I search "d = 4", Code::Blocks will find (in the "Search results" window) :

int d = 4;

But with this view I can't know if the line found is about a comment or about source code used.
In the Code::Blocks environment, this line is written in grey because it is a comment.
I would like to know if the colors can be integrated to the "Search result" window.

Regards

Crepuscule

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Re: Color for "Search results" window...
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 07:01:21 pm »
Currently, syntax highlighting in the "Search results" window is not available.

If you are searching only in a single file, you could try Incremental search (Ctrl-I).  If you are searching through multiple files, you could try Thread search; the "Thread search" log displays a preview of the currently selected result (with syntax highlighting).

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Re: Color for "Search results" window...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 10:30:33 am »
Thanks for your response.

    I already know Thread search and incremental search. It is not really what I want.
I asked the question because I try to follow some rules. There is one rule about comment: it is not permitted to use // to comment but only /* and */. So, when I make a search in Code::Blocks, I would like to see immediatly the code commented and the code uncommented. If a commented line is written with // I can see it immediatly in a simple search. But if the code is commented with /* ... a lot of lines ... */, if the wanted line is between these lines, I can't see it before going to theses lines.
I downloaded the code of code::blocks, I will try to get the color in the search (if it is not too hard)... and if it is possible, I will add an checkbox to display or not the commented code in the search.

Regards,

Crepuscule 8)

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Re: Color for "Search results" window...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 04:20:20 am »
If you want "Find in files..." to only show // style comments, you can use the regular expression
//.*SearchTerm
However, "Find in files..." only deals with single lines, so using a regex (ex. /\*(.|[\r\n])*?\*/) for multi-line /* */ style comments is impossible.

If you plan to make a patch (:)), I have been messing around with syntax highlighting recently. The following are some useful things I discovered in relation to this (if you need a place to start).
Code
#include <cbstyledtextctrl.h>
[...]
int posOfSearchTerm = pos;
cbEditor* ed = Manager::Get()->GetEditorManager()->GetBuiltinActiveEditor();
cbStyledTextCtrl* control = ed->GetControl();
[...]
myColoringFunction(control->GetStyleAt(posOfSearchTerm));
src/sdk/resources/lexers/lexer_cpp.xml
src/sdk/wxscintilla/include/wx/wxscintilla.h

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Re: Color for "Search results" window...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 08:37:35 am »
Thanks for your help!  :P
I took a look yesterday during some minutes and I think I was watching around the code you give me here. I will see if I can do something with this code today.

Regards,

Crepuscule