[Geany-Devel] Find/highlight matching opening/closing

Volodymyr Kononenko vmkononenko at xxxxx
Thu Mar 28 10:10:05 UTC 2013

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> A little googling showed me, that this feature is in Geany wishlist. So, I
> > wish to implement it.
> > After the brief investigation I've found, that it may be implemented in
> > on_update_ui (src/editor.c) by checking active lexer, and if it is HTML,
> > then calling editor_highlight_html_tag function (or something like this).
> You should do language specific stuff in a plugin, you can connect to
> the editor-notify signal.  Just ensure you return false.
> >
> > Is it OK to implement on the editor level, or you think it would be
> correct
> > to implement on the Scintilla lexer level (LexHTML.cxx)? Please, suggest.
> I assume you want to make it work like brace matching, when the cursor
> is in/next to a tag highlight the opposing tag.


> It is probably not possible to implement in the lexer as it won't be
> called for changes to the cursor position.

Ok, I will implement it as a plugin. Thank you for the tips!

Best regards,
Volodymyr Kononenko
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