[Qt-creator] Setting Font Color/Style for DOxygen text

Frédéric Marchal frederic.marchal at wowtechnology.com
Fri Feb 15 22:35:21 CET 2013

On Friday 15 February 2013 19:02:07 Michael Jackson wrote:
> My colors are set to green, light green and purple. The text is bright
> blue. Clearly not the same. Also if I use html style tags in the comments
> (like <b></b>) then they show up black. I am on a black background so this
> is also an issue.
> Maybe I am not opening the file correctly? The files have a .dox extension.
> Maybe QtCreator is opening those with a different editor type like Plain
> Text or Something? Same issues with XML documents.
>  again, this is with a Black background.

Unfortunately, I can't help much here.

Doxygen tags are highlighted as they should when they are in a C or C++ source 
file but things are different in a *.dox file.

A doxygen tag is assigned a style that's not available in the color scheme 

On the other side, a doxygen comment follows the color scheme of a regular 
comment and a regular C comment is not highlighted at all. It's as expected.

Kate is displaying everything correctly in a dox file. So I guess it is a 
problem with the way the highlighting rules are mapped to the color scheme in 
Qt Creator. I don't know how it works.


> THanks
> ---
> MJ
> On Feb 15, 2013, at 1:20 AM, Frédéric Marchal wrote:
> > On Thursday 14 February 2013, Michael Jackson wrote:
> >> Where do I set the Font Color/Style for DOxygen comments? I see that I
> >> can set the style for DOxygen keywords but not the text itself?
> > 
> > Go the the Tools/Options... menu.
> > 
> > Select "Text Editor" then "Font & Colors".
> > 
> > In the "Color Scheme" list, near the bottom, there are the three entries
> > "Comment", "Doxygen Comment" and "Doxygen Tag". The second one is the one
> > you are looking for.
> > 
> > This is for Qt Creator 2.6.2.
> > 
> > Frederic

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