Monday, May 12, 2008

New Plugin HighlightCurrentLineInEditor

I have created a new plugin called 'HighlightCurrentLineInEditor' which unsurprisingly highlights the current active line in the editor in a nice shade of blue.

I'm sure other enhancements will follow. Perhaps the ability to choose the color or change the length of the highlighted section ( currently stuck at 150)

As is the fashion (started by me :)), I have posted the code on Google Code at

Binary Downloadable from


P.S. My apologies to AC for this not being the next 'Testing refactorings' post


Anonymous said...

Would you mind explaining how to install it?

Rory said...

ly, I have added an "install instructions" page to the wiki. It can be found here:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rory,

First, thanks for the current line highlighter. It is something I've been looking for. I've tried SlickEdit Gadgets but it doesn't play well with CodeRush.

Most of the time, the highlighter plugin works fine, but there are cases where the VS editor cursor gets out of synch with the highlighter. Have you seen this behavior? Is there a fix available?

Brian Keller

Rory said...

Hi Brian,
First sorry for the delay in replying. Work stuff ya know :)

I've had a quick look at the plugin and realized that due to late night stupidity I was using the wrong event to trigger highlight updates.

A new version ( is now up in the binaries area.

Hopefully this should fix things :)

Anonymous said...

is there any plugin for highlighting text inside editor, like in Eclipse??

Rory said...

Hi anonynous..

I'm afraid I'm not sure what you mean. I have never used Ecllipse.

Give me a bit more detail on what you're after and I'll see what I can do :)

Anonymous said...

on clicking on the variable name in Eclipse editor, Eclipse highlights the variable name everywhere, where it was used. Is there such a plugin in MS VS.

Rory said...

I wrote something similar myself for the DXCore. However since then Coderush has included a function called tab to next reference.

Place your cursor on any var ( except prior to the first char) and hit Tab