by marvinlabs

Add some syntax highlighting with the default CSS settings provided by Notepad++

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We recently started to use SASS / SCSS to code our stylesheets. We were missing some proper syntax highlighting with the default CSS settings provided by Notepad++. After some research, we found a good base on Wouter Beugelsdijk's techblog but we were still not quite happy with it.

How to use

To enable SCSS syntax highlighting:

  • In Notepad++, pick the
    User Defined Dialog...
    item from the
  • Click on the import button and simply select the XML file located in our ZIP file
  • That's it, all your files with the .scss extension should now be highlighted

To enable autocomplete:

  • go to your Notepad++ folder then to
  • duplicate the
    and rename this file to

Our modifications

version 1.0

  • Highlighting for HTML tags
  • Changed some colors
  • Added syntax coloring for important comments starting with /*! instead of just /*
  • Added syntax coloring for partial css keywords used while using nested properties

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