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Sublime Text bundle for Haxe programming language

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Introduction

An Haxe Bundle for Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3

Features

  • Syntax highlighting for Haxe2 and Haxe3 sources and hxml build files
  • Haxe compiler auto-completion, code hints, smart snippets, error highlighting / navigation and "goto definition" feature
  • NME, openfl and Flambe support with completion, target selection and compilation
  • Package and classes discovery/suggestion including classpath (-cp) and haxelib libraries (-lib)
  • Multiple build management and automatic generation of hxml files
  • Haxelib integration (install / remove / upgrade libs) with -lib autocompletion
  • Code snippets, auto-import, Sublime build system integration
  • HScript, Erazor and HSS support

and more to come :)

Installation

Sublime Package Control

The most straight-forward way to install the bundle and to keep it up-to-date is through Package Control.

Manual installation

If you want to develop on a forked repo, you can clone it into the Packages folder:

Mac OSX

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 2/Packages
git clone https://github.com/<fork author>/haxe-sublime-bundle.git Haxe

Linux

cd ~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages
git clone https://github.com/<fork author>/haxe-sublime-bundle.git Haxe

Windows

Using git bash

cd /c/Users/<username>/AppData/Roaming/Sublime\ Text\ 2/Packages
git clone https://github.com/<fork author>/haxe-sublime-bundle.git Haxe

Restart Sublime Text.

Sublime Text 3

See How to install Package Control on Sublime Text 3. For manual installation, the folders should be sublime-text-3 (Linux) or Sublime\ Text\ 3 (Windows, Mac OSX).

Usage

  • Open your project directory (where the .hxml or .nmml resides) in Sublime Text, the build file should be detected automatically,
  • Create new types through the sidebar's context menu
  • Edit your classes (check the cool snippets, like 'prop'-Tab)
  • Open parenthesis and comma keys display Haxe type hints in the status bar and inserts smart snippets

Shortcuts

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+B to either select among multiple builds, automatically generate an hxml file if none exist, or edit the build file if only one build exists
  • Press Ctrl+Enter to run the current/selected build
  • Press Ctrl+I on a qualified class name to shorten it and generate the import statement. Safe to use if the class is already imported.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+H and then :
    • Ctrl+Shift+C to create a new class,
    • Ctrl+Shift+I to create a new interface,
    • Ctrl+Shift+E to create a new enum,
    • Ctrl+Shift+T to create a new typedef
  • Press Ctrl+< to go to definition (Haxe 3.1.3+ required)
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+F1 to show documentation on cursor (when previously autocompleted)

Settings

  • haxe_path : Full path to the Haxe compiler, if not already in your PATH (ex:"/usr/bin/haxe" or "C:\Program Files\Haxe\haxe.exe")
  • haxe_library_path : Full path to the standard lib, overriding HAXE_LIBRARY_PATH and HAXE_STD_PATH (ex:"/usr/local/haxe/std")
  • haxelib_path : Full path to Haxelib, if not already in your PATH (ex:"/usr/bin/haxelib" or "C:\Program Files\Haxe\haxelib.exe")
  • haxe_build_server_mode (true by default) : Uses compilation server for building.
  • haxe_completion_server_mode (true by default) : Uses compilation server for autocompletion.
  • haxe_smart_snippets (true by default) : Inserts smart snippets based on compiler hints after ( and ,
  • haxe_builds : Adds hxml files to your project, and disable hxml file scan (see above).

Targeting NME/openfl

Haxe NME is based on a specific .nmml file (the .hxml is generated) which is supported by this bundle.

To target openfl, use .xml instead, like project.xml.

  • press Ctrl+Shift+B to select a NME target
  • press Ctrl+Enter to build and run (regular Sublime Text build system won't work)

Build selection / discovery

The bundle should find your hxml file automatically, to provide autocompletion and build functionnality. It will search for hxml files as follows :

  • If you opened only a file, it will scan from the file path up to your filesystem root.

  • If you opened folders, it will scan from the file path you opened up to the folder you opened that contains it. It will also scan the root of other opened folders.

In addition to that, you can manually add hxml files to your project by either right-clicking them and 'Add Haxe build file to project', or adding them manually to your haxe_builds project setting.

In ST3, if you use projects, the paths will persist across sessions.

When this feature is used, the bundle will only use the hxml files you provided, and no longer scan for other hxml files.

The haxe_builds setting is an array of either simple hxml paths (eg:"build/html5.hxml"), or of the form of 'current/working/dir@build/path.hxml'.

For example, if you add "my_project/haxe_sources@build/test.hxml", the bundle will run haxe build/test.hxml from my_project/haxe_sources.

(Please notice that only ST3 allows paths to be relative to project-file path)

Troubleshooting

  • You'll need a working installation of Haxe (haxe and haxelib): start by trying to compile your project directly through a terminal.
  • Open the Sublime Text Console (in View menu) to see what's going on.
  • Don't hesitate to open an issue in case anything goes wrong.

Tips & tricks

As this bundle displays code hinting for method calls in the “status bar”, you may find it useful to increase its font-size.

Reviews

SublimeText Editor Video Tutorial

Haxe workflow with Sublime Text 2, Php & nme examples

Haxe IDE Choices for Mac OS X

Haxe + lime + openFL

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