Thanks for the quick reply.
The problem was in the syntax highlighting file (which you mention) so by disabling hyphen as a delimiter it now works.
A couple of other observations -
1) Autocomplete also checks keywords that are defined in the syntax highlighting file. To explain...in addition to the variable names I've now added language keywords to the autocomplete
file. So these of course overlap with the keywords that I want highlighted
. In my case I'm using Cobol (yeah yeah I know
) so for example I've got 'PERFORM' in the autocomplete file and
'perform' (lower-case) in the highlighting file. Typing perf now brings up in the dialog box -
PERFORM comes from autocomplete - I know this because it has a single space at the end (as defined in the file, to save keystrokes)
perform must come from highlighting - there is no space at the end
Accident or by design?
There may be way around this but I can live with it.
2) Its probably obvious but if either of these files are changed then UltraEdit needs to be closed and reopened