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 a symbolic expression to it and specify some target variables.


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You can use the built-in SyntaxInformation[] as follows:

SyntaxInformation[f] = {"LocalVariables" -> {"Plot", {2, Infinity}}};

f[Sin[x] + 1, {x, 0, 1}]

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there a way to colorize variables using different template? I tried "LocalVariables" -> {{"Table", {2, 2}}, {"Solve", {3, 3}}} but it didn't work. $\endgroup$
    – Louis Yu
    Dec 17, 2015 at 5:41

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