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BobClarke
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USA
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Posted - Sep 10 2014 :  11:46:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When commenting out a line of C++ code, the syntax highlighter sometimes fails to convert the line to the comment color. See attached JPG for an example.

VA_X.dll file version 10.8.2043.0 built 2014.07.10
DevEnv.exe version 11.0.61030.0 Premium
msenv.dll version 11.0.61030.0
Comctl32.dll version 6.10.7601.17514
Windows 7 6.1 Build 7601 Service Pack 1
8 processors (x86-64, WOW64)
Language info: 1252, 0x409

Platform: Project defined
Stable Includes:
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Kits\\8.0\\Include\\winrt;
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Kits\\8.0\\Include\\shared;
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Kits\\8.0\\Include\\um;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\atlmfc\\include;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\include;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\PlatformSDK\\include;
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SDKs\\Windows\\v7.1A\\Include;

Other Includes:

Stable Source Directories:
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\crt\\src;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\atlmfc\\src\\atl;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\atlmfc\\src\\mfcm;
D:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\\VC\\atlmfc\\src\\mfc;




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Whole Tomato Software

United Kingdom
3279 Posts

Posted - Sep 11 2014 :  6:10:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Visual Assist can color Classes, Variables, Macros and Methods, but not comments. Comments are colored by Visual Studio and controlled by the below option:

Tools -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors -> Comment

I believe this bug is not a Visual Assist issue.
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Whole Tomato Software

United Kingdom
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Posted - Sep 22 2014 :  7:52:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just to rule out that Visual Assist is coloring the macro, what happens if you disable Visual Assist temporarily?

VASSISTX -> Enable/Disable Visual Assist X

Does this make any difference? If the macro coloring disappears, it means a probable Visual Assist issue.
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