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How to Personalize SciTE Intellisense | Speed-up your AutoHotkey coding with this amazing SciTE hack

Personalize SciTE IntellisenseIn this post I leverage two different scripts where I demonstrate how to personalize SciTE Intellisense / Autocorrect.   Both are great ways Personalize SciTE Intellisense to increase your productivity while coding!

Personalize SciTE Intellisense  by Adding Functions, Labels and variables

This script can be used to point to specific files/folders and grab labels, functions, etc. and pull them into your Intellisense for you.   This script will generate a “user.ahk.api” file in your default SciTE library and only needs to be run periodically (when you have new functions/labels you want to include).

  • Save BuildUserAhkApi.ahk to a location on your computer (if you save it in your local \lib\folder you will not need to #include it!)
  • From a separate file, call the function and tell it what file(s) /directory you want it to review and what you want it to include (functions and/or labels).  You can also decide to be recursive or not.   I had it import all of my functions from my standard AutoHotkey\lib\ folder but did not include my labels (as they’re really only relevant for an active script).
  • Here is the function and parameters (the last one should not be used):  BuildUserAhkApi(AhkScriptPath, [OverwriteAhkApi, RecurseIncludes, Labels, WrapWidth, AhkApiPath, RecursionCall])
  • Here is how I called mine (note you’ll need to dupate the destination path:
BuildUserAhkApi("B:\Progs\AutoHotkey_L\Lib\", 0, 0, 0, 265, "C:\Scite_Install\SciTE_Custom\user.ahk.api")

Video walk through how to Personalize SciTE Intellisense :

Adding Functions, Labels, Variables from your current file to your SciTE Intellisense / Autocorrect

In this second example I demonstrate how you can have variables, labels, functions in your current script populate the SciTE Intellisense / Autocorrect.  If you’re like me, you’ll LOVE this functionality because it will help prompt you of the variables, functions, labels you have in the current saved script.  This can drastically increase your productivity!

  • Save AutoComplete.lua to SciTE default directory  ;(See attached or download here)
  • Save UserLuaScript.lua to SciTE default directory (append if you have something there already –I had this file but it does not show up under Option)
  • I’m beta testing this but right now it looks like it works fine-  I added one line @ row 282 to my version . This tells SciTE to update all the time (not waiting for the document to be saved).  So far it seems to work fine but I’m going to give it a bit before recommending…
local events = {
    OnChar          = handleChar,
    OnKey           = handleKey,
    OnSave          = buildNames,
    OnUpdateUI      = buildNames, --I added this line @ line 282 
    OnSwitchFile    = function()


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