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

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Customizing syntax highlighting for private cell styles

Is there any way to set up a cell style with a particular syntax highlighting? For example, I'd like to have a CProgram cell to write in blue the C special words. I have done it by setting ...
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Is it possible to change the colors of the highlighted code in the Mathematica frontend?

With Format -> Edit Stylesheet... it is possible to adjust text-properties, text-colors, formatting of equations, etc of a notebook and to use this style-definitions again by installing it as ...
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Saving a notebook as PDF, preserving syntax highlighting

Currently, one may save notebooks as PDFs from the menu by Save As... and then selecting PDF (on a Mac, I imagine it is similar on other OSs). However, the ...
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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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How can one define an infix operator with an arbitrary unicode character?

You can setup "UsefulFunction[a, b]" to use custom infix notation "a ↔ b" as follows: ...
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Syntax highlighting for your own functions

Mathematica has a useful feature that for functions and special constructs getting passed local variables (for example Minimize or ...
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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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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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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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Colored marks appearing in notebook input text?

Bug introduced in 10, persisting through 11.0.1 or later What is the causing these colored marks to appear in my Mathematica notebook? I'm particularly annoyed with the black ovals that occasionally ...
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Why are some function names red?

I need to evaluate Needs["GraphUtilities`"] before I can use functions such as GraphPath[]. When I do so, some functions get ...
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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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No Syntax Highlighting of Package Functions

Lately, my installation of Mathematica has decided not to highlight any symbols loaded from packages. The picture below is a good representation of this: where after loading both ...
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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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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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How can I make a stylesheet where inline cells are styled like input cells?

How can I make a stylesheet where inline cells are styled like input cells? By "similar", I mean the same font and syntax highlighting. I have even tried copying all settings from ...
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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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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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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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What is ColorEqualSigns and how does one use it?

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persists in 13.3 I'm setting up the SyntaxInformation for a package I'm writing and I'm struggling to understand what the <...
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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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Saving a notebook as a $\LaTeX$ file, with syntax highlighting preserved

How can I save a notebook as a $\LaTeX$ file, while preserving the syntax highlighting (such as input/output boxes)?
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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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Syntax information "ArgumentsPattern" for function of function?

Is is possible to write SyntaxInformation of "ArgumentsPattern" for functions of the form: ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Mathematica on a Blog

Every once in a while I want to paste Mathematica code on my blog. When I do, I would like it to be somewhat readable, and it would be nice to have syntax highlighting. So far all my searches have ...
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How to Enable Syntax Coloring of Pattern Match Variable Only (i.e. Without Coloring any Associated Pattern)?

Syntax coloring for the following function definition foo[x_List] := ... will color green (and italicize by default) the argument name ...
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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 prevent front end from suggesting Symbol option names (when actually String), and from adding them to Global` context

Help! I am writing a package with a function which takes lots and lots of different options which are Strings. When used, the front end autocompletion is ...
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Syntax colouring when using Symbolize

I need to use symbols with suffixes in order to make my code readable in relation to the Eurocodes. To do this I use Symbolize from the ...
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Dynamic InputField with syntax highlighting?

I'm trying to create a notebook where a user can enter a Mathematica expression, and its syntax is analyzed (number of tokens, compressed size, etc.). Trying this answer, ...
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Why does syntax highlighting in `Set` and `Rule` not color pattern names on the RHS?

The mathematica front-end colors x on the right hand side of x_ :> x and f[x_] := x but ...
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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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Why are `Control` variables indicated as undefined in the frontend?

Inside Manipulate, symbols defined in controls that are created by hand with Control are given "undefined" syntax coloring. For ...
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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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