Markdown Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++
Writing docs in Markdown is common today, but Notepad++ doesn't provide syntax highlighting for Markdown by default. That's why this repo exists.
markdown-plus-plus is a collection of User Defined Language XML files for Markdown syntax highlighting in Notepad++. You download a file that matches your favorite theme, import in Notepad++, and then you are good to go.
Thanks for encouragements and comments. This repo is not only for myself anymore. It's for everyone.
If you are a Notepad++ and Markdown user, this is made for you.
"Our civilization is being sacrificed to the opportunity for a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money." -- Greta Thunberg at UN COP 24
Step Zero: Pick Your Side
In this latest release, there are 2 types of builds:
- modern build: The new build having better highlighting; restriction(s) on how you write Markdown.
- classic build: Long living in this repo since day 1 (v1.x); no restriction.
Difference between "modern" and "classic" builds:
|modern build||classic build|
|*multiple em words*||parse ALL words||only parse the first word|
|* asterisk-style bullet points||not support (use - or + instead)||fully support|
Choose one of the following Markdown language definition files. You can directly download using "save as":
In Notepad++ menu, click
Define your language....
In User Defined Language windows, click
Importthen open the xml file.
Open and test with a Markdown file e.g. test.classic.md
Need your input to solve the following problems:
___em strong text___only parse the first word because it will screw up some URL contains
- In modern build, you can not use the asterisk-style bullet points (
* a bullet point)
- In classic build,
*em text*only parse the first word because it will screw up unorder list
Build Script for Developers
From v1.1, a build script is provided for your convenience. For details, please read the document: build-workflow.md
In v2.1.0, the build script adds supports of extra stuff besides Markdown:
- "extraHighlight": Will highlight HEX value. It is not a Markdown syntax but eye candy.
- "transparentBg": In original theme, each text has background of a specific color.
"transparentBg": truewill take out the background color. Good for customized theme.
You can change their value in json files. Then run the build script to produce the XML file you need.
As usual, you need npm to run the build script. Feel free to contact me if you need help.
tl;tr For pull request, please do check Allow edits from maintainers, and merge from your new branch into my master branch; Or, propose a file change in Github directly; Or, hit me a message via issue page or my social contacts.
For details, please kindly read CONTRIBUTING.md.
See the LICENSE file for license rights and limitations (MIT).