Two Versions of ABAP Syntax Highlighting in Notepad++
It was quite confusing for me before I figured out that the User Defined Language (UDL) in Notepad++ have 2 different versions i.e. v1 and v2 which are not compatible with each other as well as the UDL XML file used for import/export.
In Notepad++, there is a feature which you can define your own language for syntax highlighting i.e. User Defined Language (UDL). UDL can be exported and imported with XML file. There are a bunch of UDL files available here (include 2 files for ABAP) so you don’t need to define everything by yourself.
However, there are two versions of UDL and they are not compatible with each other. So before import a new UDL file, you should check the version first.
Here is how to check:
Determine UDL Version of Notepad++
Open User Defined Language settings. Depending on your Notepad++ version, this may in the menu Language → Define your language…
Otherwise, it may be in menu View → User-Defined Dialogue…
Notice the title bar, if it shows v.2… then it is version 2
Otherwise it is version 1 which may look like this:
XML File of UDL version 2 will have an attribute something like
udlVersion=”2.1" in UserLang tag.
Otherwise, it is version 1.
Now, you can import the right UDL version into your Notepad++. Here are my UDL files of both version for ABAP language on GitHub:
Originally published at pacroy.blogspot.com on January 7, 2017.