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Make Syntax Coloring and Theming More Efficient

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Needs Review//

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Jim Pickering / JackOfWebTrades (Jim Pickering)

Created: 05/02/2014

Components: Editor Features

Versions: 3.0

Failure Type: Enhancement Request

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: PublicBeta /

Priority/Frequency: Trivial / Unknown

Locale/System: English / Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Vote Count: 0

I exported the .col file in the ColdFusion>Profiles>Editor>Sytax Coloring section in Thunder Preferences. I updated the colors in the XML, for each of these sections: CF, CFScript, HTML, JS, CSS, and SQL. After the import, the colors only changed for CF and CFScript files, not HTML, JS, CSS, and SQL. As discussed on the forum, the importing of the cfml.col set the coloring for CF, CFScript, HTML, JS, etc. for those types of code within a CF and CFScript file, but did NOT change the coloring for those sections in Preferences.

The expectation and this ER is to consider that if one imports coloring for CF, CFScript, HTML, JS, CSS, and SQL at one time, it should apply it to not only CF code, but also the other Preferences sections too; for non-CF code.

I had to actually copy and paste each section of my cfml.col file to four separate .col files, and do four separate imports to get coloring for the other sections - what a pain!

Milan's idea is to perhaps provide an option to map all editor colors to CFML editor so that users don’t have to set colors again and again.

Another idea may be to provide a check box for the import to apply it to all other preferences sections, while mapping to the .col file for import.

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Watson Bug ID:	3754138

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External Customer Name: JackOfWebTrades
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External Test Config: Windows 7/8 64-bit