Color Editor

Edit with syntax highlighting over 100+ file formats.

Download Color Editor 1.2.6 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Color Editor is a syntax color highlighting editor for Eclipse. Color Editor uses JEdit's syntax highlighting mode files to support over 100 file formats. This version has been patched to use the latest JEdit edit modes and supports new and updated file formats.

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Installing this plugin

This plugin is in all EasyEclipse distributions. You likely do not need to download and install it separately, unless you try to install it on an non-EasyEclipse distribution, which is not really supported.

Getting started

Once installed, the Color Editor becomes the default editor for all supported file types. You can control it by selecting a file in Package Explorer view, or in the Navigator view, right-click on it and select Open With.

Colors can be selected in the Coloring Editor > Colors preference section, in the Windows > Preferences. It is also possible to define how tabs are handled.

File associations (selecting which editor opens each file type) can be controled in the General > Editors > File Associations preference section.

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Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:

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Credits and License

Credits: Chris Grindstaff

Copyright (c) 2002, Chris Grindstaff. JEdit edit modes are copryright from each of their authors.

This plugin is licensed under a BSD/MIT/Apache-style license.


Comment by Atlas017
2007-01-31 06:46:32

Finally I got “the” syntax colouring plugin I was missing. Installed on standard Eclipse 3.2.1. No install problems. No bug detected so far. Does perfectly what it is supposed to do.

Comment by Pedro Gonçalves
2011-01-02 12:30:39

Yep. Exactly what was needed (Pydev django template syntax highlighting).

Installed succesfuly on Eclipse 3.6.1 (Helios).

Comment by Investor
2012-01-04 15:34:03

how can I specify that files with extension *.il should use “Scheme” JEdit mode?

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