EditBox

Eclipse plugin for highlighting the background of the source code
  • EditBox screenshot 1 - Sample view

    Highlight code background

    While most of plugins highlight the syntax of the source code, EditBox highlights the selected block of the code (method, class, etc) by changing its background color and / or drawing border around it. It works with Java code as well as with indented text: markup and text files. With EditBox plugin you'll never be lost in your code again.

  • EditBox screenshot 2 - Configuration

    Highly configurable

    Create your own color presets or choose one from EditBox built-in collection. Share presets online.

  • EditBox screenshot 3 - Integration with Eclipse

    Works with Eclipse

    EditBox works with Eclipse version 3.2 and higher and supports Java, markup and text files

About

While most of plugins highlight the syntax of the source code, EditBox highlights the selected block of the code (method, class, etc) by changing its background color and / or drawing border around it. It works with Java code as well as with indented text: markup and text files. Code in editor might look like this:

EditBox screenshot 1 - Sample view
It is work in progress so please let us know about bugs and features. You can also share yours Editbox settings on forum.



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Features

The most important features of Editbox plugin are:

  • code highlighter - it highlights the selected block of the code (method, class, etc) by changing it's background color and / or drawing border around it
  • support for Java, markup and text files
  • highly configurable - create your own color presets or choose one from EditBox built-in collection. Share presets online
  • works with Eclipse version 3.2 and higher
  • current box selection (Alt+Z)

Installation

Use update site: http://editbox.sourceforge.net/updates or install manually:

  1. Download plugin jar file into Eclipse dropins or plugins directory.
  2. Start Eclipse.
  3. To enable Editbox press the button located on the toolbar. Note: Depending on your configuration it might be required to turn off current line highlighting (see Window->Preferences->EditBox).


Release notes

0.0.22 alpha
No background switch fixed

0.0.21 alpha
Eclipse 3.2 compatibility fixed
Update site thanks to stampie
Ignored single line comments in Java mode
More settings: expanded box, no background switch, alpha blending

0.0.20 alpha
Pydev support fix
Python default configuration
New line style preferences

0.0.19 alpha
Bugs fix release

0.0.16 alpha
Limitations:

  • tested only on Windows and Linux
  • broken boxes when source code not correctly indented
  • no support for multipage editors

Links

Project on SourceForge
Download
Screenshots
Themes

For questions and comments you can use the mailing list at sourceforge or contact me.