[wingide-users] Line highlighting

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Tue Aug 5 13:22:32 MDT 2008

Ron.Pastore at VerizonWireless.com wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Does anyone know if there is a way to highlight a line within the editor 
> without using a macro?

Entering Line selection mode in the edit menu under Selection Mode selects
the current line.  I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

You can open a file to a line by specifying filename:lineno on the command
line, for example:

wing3.1 myfile.py:100

You can also Goto Line in the Edit menu, although neither that nor the
filename:lineno command line trick highlight the line, they just place
the cursor at the start of it.

If you did want a command that takes a line number and goes to the line
and selects it, you could do this with the following script:

import wingapi
def goto_line_select(lineno):
   ed = wingapi.gApplication.GetActiveEditor()
   ed.fEditor._ExecuteNamedAction('goto-line', int(lineno)-1, 1, 'slop', 'same')

Then bind goto-line-select to a key binding in the Keyboard / Custom Key
Bindings preference.

Hope that helps.


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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