Netbeans RTF Copy plugin
Avishkar Autar · Jan 1 2011 · Netbeans
I made a little plugin for Netbeans to allow copying text from the editor as RTF; mainly, preserving the foreground colors from its syntax highlighting. I wanted something akin to what’s possible with Visual Studio.
Taking the copied RTF text and running it thru Rtf2Html, I can then post nicely colored code:
header('Content-type: application/xml; charset=utf-8');
echo "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>\r\n";
The NBSpecialCopyPaste by Casper Bang was incredibly helpful as a starting point for this plugin.
There’s an issue I wasn’t able to resolve before releasing this; fields (by default, highlighted green by the editor) aren’t copied properly in some cases. The API seems to give no indication that these tokens are colored differently. I know this is true for Java and PHP code, but not true for XML. The code to get the necessary AttributeSet is exactly what’s in NBSpecialCopyPaste:
private static AttributeSet findFontAndColors(Token tkn, FontColorSettings fcs)
AttributeSet as = fcs.getTokenFontColors( tkn.id().name() );
if (as == null)
// ...try to get from its category
as = fcs.getTokenFontColors(tkn.id().primaryCategory());
I’ll dig deeper and try to resolve this in a future version.