Options: Fonts and Colors (Syntax Tab)
To access the Options window, select from the main menu: Tools > Options (Windows® and Linux®)
mplab_ide > Preferences (macOS®)


The Syntax tab of the Fonts & Colors category controls the font color and formatting rules for all supported programming languages.

The language box can be set to a specific language which allows you to set the font, foreground & background color, text effect and effect color.

A partial list of languages supported by the editor include:

  • Assembler
  • C
  • C++
  • C/C++ Headers
  • Make Files
  • Diff Files
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS
  • Batch Files
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