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Improve Force.com IDE syntax coloring

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The Force.com IDE improves with every release, which is great. However, one odd thing I noticed is that the syntax coloring seems to be case sensitive. For example, if one types Map<id> ... no coloring happens, where as if you use lowercase for map as in "map<id>", map gets colored nicely. This doesn't really improve readability and somehow defeats the purpose of syntax coloring. Same is true for DML statements like select vs SELECT. Please make the coloring case insensitive and maybe add primitive data types to the coloring too while you're at it. That would improve the IDE a lot. I'm currently using Version 12.0.2.200803272100

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  • Josh Kaplan - 3 years ago

    We have released a new set of extensions for VS Code that provides highlighting and many other excellent features.

    The force.com IDE is open-source. We're not actively adding features to the classic IDE plug-in. You are invited to dive in to the code and make this work.
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