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DinkC Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++

February 10th, 2018
1.01
Score : 9.8 exceptional
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It takes a small amount to work to set up, but when you do, it really is the best way to write your DinkC files. It colors your syntax for most things, shows you how your bracketing connects, gives you code folding for brackets, and best of all, has a DinkC function autocomplete, which can even show you what kind of value each argument needs. It doesn't quite replace the help file (which you'll need to make a shortcut for, because you won't have one in this editor), but it's still super helpful. I've tried CEdit and DinkC Editor but neither one works as well for me as Notepad++ with this Add-on. I recommend any Dmodder that writes a lot of scripts to at least give this a try. You can always switch back if you like your previous method better.

I will note that while it still works with the newest version of Notepad++ as of February 2018, When the readme says to go under "View", what you are looking for is actually under "Language" now. Everything else is set up the same as the readme says, however.
June 27th, 2011
1.01
Score : 9.5 exceptional
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Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
So, for the longest time, this had been one of those files that I knew existed, but didn't really give much thought to. After a while, I thought I would go ahead and download Notepad++ and give it a try. So I installed it, and followed the included instructions (very detailed) to set up DinkC as a language. I have to say, it is very useful, and I'm glad I downloaded it. I know there are full editors designed specifically for DinkC, but I've always felt more comfortable with Notepad, and Notepad++ is just a better version of it.

Good
*It takes a maximum of five minutes to set up.
*It contains a very large list of functions that you can simply open with Ctrl+Space and select.
*It remembers variables. If you're tired of typing &current_sprite, and have already put one in the script, type &c and then Ctrl+Enter and it will automagically fill in the rest.
*This one is probably a bit obvious, but it highlights syntax. I mean, y'know. It's a syntax highlighter.

Bad
There wasn't actually anything bad with the program. It does everything it says it does and more.

Summary
An easy to install, helpful little D-Mod making tool. I plan on using it from now on.