Questions about highlighting for Mathematica input in the Mathematica front-end, and Wolfram Workbench.

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Can highlight an expression in mathematica in an expansion?

I ask mathematica to make an expansion of some expression. Is there a way to ask mathematica to highlight all terms that, say, goes by x^3 since it is really hard to find them? E.g. ...
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How to recognize variables like built-in functions?

Many built-in functions can recognize variables. For example, function 'Table' makes its iterator change color. How can I implement a function that has a similar behavior? In this function, I can pass ...
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SyntaxInformation and Options

I wonder if the following behaviour of SyntaxInformation is a bug: I want a function f to accept one argument and options, so I ...
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Option ItemAspectRatio in GraphicsGrid has weird behaviour in MMA 10.3

Has anybody noticed that the Option ItemAspectRatio in GraphicsGrid is no longer valid? It ...
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Function input syntax [closed]

My functions are ...
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SyntaxInformation: take allowed options from multiple symbols – possible?

Suppose I have a function like Options[f] = {foo -> 1}; f[opt : OptionsPattern[{f,g}]] := h@g[Sequence @@ FilterRules[{opt}, Options[g]]] I purposefully do ...
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Syntax highlighting in text cells

I want to write some documentation for a notebook using text cells. Now, I can select parts of the text within such a text cell and set its style to "Input". This does change its font, but there is no ...
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How to disable OperatorSubstitution in a style sheet without losing syntax highlighting for local variables

I'm trying to define a custom style sheet that has "OperatorSubstitution" set to false in order to keep fonts consistent. However, whenever I disable this, I lose ...
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Output code not highlighted when used as input

I have reported this issue: [CASE:3389542] Today, I accidentally found what I believe is an unwanted feature of the front-end, where input code is not appropriately highlighted and the dynamic ...
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Update/refresh notebook variable color on clear

By default, Mathematica displays variable names already assigned as black while new variables are displayed in blue. When executing Clear["Global`*"], variables ...
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Mathematica doesn't italicise a function's argument in the function's body if it appears in the denominator and the denominator is edited. A bug?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later I'm using Mathematica 10.0.2 for Mac. On a fresh kernel, I type this: a is not italicised ...
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Module and Manipulate: Why the Red Highlighting? [duplicate]

If I define a function that returns a Manipulate object, and the Manipulate has a local variable inside of it, the local ...
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Syntax highlighting of RuleDelayed involving Orderless symbols

I am using version 10.0.2 If I set SetAttributes[ol, Orderless] Then the following expression appears to be highlighted incorrectly after clicking in it (no ...
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Syntax information “ArgumentsPattern” for function of function?

Is is possible to write SyntaxInformation of "ArgumentsPattern" for functions of the form: ...
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Colored marks appearing in notebook input text?

Bug introduced in 10, persisting through 10.2 What is the causing these colored marks to appear in my Mathematica notebook? I'm particularly annoyed with the black ovals that occasionally obscure ...
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Nested list of patterns in SyntaxInformation “ArgumentsPattern”

I have a function with the following input structure: f[{{a1, n1}, {a2, n2}...}, {i1, i2,...}] The first argument is a List ...
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Error with comments inside and expression

I found this strange parsing error with comments inside of an expression in Version 7. And example is {{1, x}, {1, y} (* {1, z (= 5+6)} *)}; It occurs depending ...
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StringCases is Confused with Patterns in Version 10.0.1

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 I observed the following with StringCases when trying to use rules/patterns. Here is a screenshot of the behavior: ...
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What is ColorEqualSigns and how does one use it?

I'm setting up the SyntaxInformation for a package I'm writing and I'm struggling to understand what the "ColorEqualSigns" ...
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Is it possible to change the fontsize when printing a notebook in the working environment?

I want to print a notebook that owns syntax color,I use the Szabolcs's method SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Working"] Then I can ...
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How do I make my function behave more like Plot? [duplicate]

I have written a function Fun as below: ...
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Overloading ClearAll[] to take no arguments

I use the command ClearAll["Global`*"] so much that I thought it would be nice to have a function that called it. Since by default ClearAll requires an ...
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Having variables appear aqua in user defined function [duplicate]

In many of the inbuilt mathematica function, variables appear aqua like in: However, when creating your own function, variables no longer have that green coloring and are instead colored like an ...
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Solarized stylesheet and other goodies. Feedback welcome!

I was inspired by this post so I've made a Solarized stylesheet after mucking around with the text options and asking stupid questions on here. I know you can change the syntax highlighting by running ...
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Syntax highlighting conflict

I'm trying to syntax highlight this expression: x=$\sqrt{\pi }$//N and from various sources I've learned that x (the assigned symbol) belongs to context Global while the Pi and N belongs to System. So ...
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My “N” turned red randomly [duplicate]

For some reason my N function showed up in red even though I haven't noticed it in that color before. The color actually makes the code much more readable but I just don't know if I should be alarmed ...
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Highlight the same symbol throughout notebook

Once I saw people using Matlab use a keystroke shortcut that made all the same symbols as a selected symbol become blue. I am wondering is there is a function in Mathematica that is similar. If so, ...
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Does the syntax coloring I see indicate a real problem?

I need a behaviour provided by: x = 2; Block[{x = HoldForm[x]}, x] x FrontEnd marks ...
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What's the difference between variables with and without a subscript?

If I input $x = a + b$, the $x$, $a$ and $b$ are blue. When I hit Shif+Enter, the $x$ turns black, indicating the kernel now knows this variable. But when I input $x_r = a + b$, and hit Shift+Enter, ...
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Why is this semicolon in red?

I have a piece of code that works well, but when I put a semicolon after a plotting statement, the semicolon appears in red. What's the error?
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How to robustly apply ToBoxes to a Dynamic expression?

Inserting a Dynamic object in a boxform expression messes up syntax colouring. See the following example. where the variable ...
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Why has my syntax coloring changed?

Local variables in Module are no longer specially colored for me, but other syntax coloring remains, for example iterators in a ...
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Custom highlighting in definitions

Suppose we defined a pattern with custom pattern name provided by user, like Quiet[myCustomPattern@terms_ := f[terms : (_[_, _])..]] for use in further ...
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Highlighting Mathematica code in $\LaTeX$ document

I was thinking about the best way to include Mathematica code in a $\LaTeX$ document with a nice syntax highlighting. I have tried the packages listings and minted (with pygments), which both claim ...
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Is there any other built-in color scheme for highlighting text?

Blue variable name and black key words seem boring to me now. I find that the color scheme of this site is better. Can I apply that in my notebook?
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What is available for editing Mathematica source code with Emacs?

I can find several Emacs libraries for Mathematica, but I'm not aware of a clear favourite, a definitive list, or of a library which is actively maintained and developed. None of these appear to be in ...
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SyntaxInformation cannot reproduce syntax coloring of Block

Is there any way to have the same syntax coloring with SyntaxInformation that Block has? ...
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Is there really a bug in the following code, taken from the reference documentation for PetersenGraph?

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 PetersenGraph[5, 2, EdgeLabels -> {8 \[UndirectedEdge] 9 -> "hello"}] appears to evaluate perfectly, as ...
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Syntax formatting when Condition is used with Blank

Consider the following codes: x_/;x>y Condition[x_,x>y] Condition[Pattern[x,Blank[]],x>y] All the three codes are equivalent. As we can see, in the ...
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Is it possible to enable syntax highlighting for \[Function]?

This is a bit of a long shot but I am wondering if it is possible to enable syntax highlighting in a function defined with \[Function] without resorting to anything ...
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Automatization of SyntaxInformation and argx?

Does anybody have a good way to automate the setting of SyntaxInformation for any custom function? I have a ton of functions for which I want to set SyntaxInformation, and doing it by hand seems a ...
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How to program a F::argx message?

How useful is it to program a user-built function in a package to produce a red warning message F::argx if you give the wrong number of arguments to that function? ...
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Why the coloring in Block construct? [duplicate]

I want a function that works like in the following example: it gets an expression which contains a variable var and evaluate it setting setting var = value. I used ...
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High Contrast Syntax-Highlighting

I have a neurological disorder which causes me to have migraines if I look at a white computer screen. To combat this, I have put the following at the top of all of my Mathematica notebooks: ...
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Looking for documentation on code editor's color/style highlighting

Where can I find reference documentation (as opposed to, e.g., tutorials, etc.) on the meanings of the various color/style highlightings that Mathematica automatically assigns to code as one types it? ...
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Why does the syntax highlighter color a local symbol red inside DynamicModule?

I am adding a Module inside DynamicModule here is an example (thanks to @rm-rf for this simple example) ...
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Highlighting bracketing in Mathematica [duplicate]

I'm working with lists of lists of lists. Each box with information has a specific format like information = {{a},{{b}},{{{c},{d}},{e,{f}}},{g}} and so ...
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Syntax highlighting in patterns with built-in functions

While working on my own plotLegends package I encoutered some weird behaviour of the front end's syntax highlighting. I reduced the problem to the following minimal ...
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Wolfram workbench syntax highlighting for local variables inside compile

Lately I've been working quite a lot with Compile. I also started using Wolfram Workbench. So a natural question arises: Is it possible to have syntax ...