Turning off Delphi’s Built-in Parenthesis Matching

After yesterday’s post about parenthesis matching, it became apparent that it would be useful to know two things:

First, Castalia’s parenthesis matching will peacefully co-exist with Delphi’s built-in parenthesis matching. They can both work at the same time, and some people like it that way.

Most people, however, when they realize that Delphi’s parenthesis matching is broken and Castalia’s is better anyway, prefer to turn off the built-in version. Here’s how:

In the Delphi IDE, right-click on the editor and choose “Properties.” ┬áIn the options tree, choose “Editor Options” and uncheck the “Highlight brace pairs” checkbox.

Turning off Delphi parenthesis matching

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3 Responses to Turning off Delphi’s Built-in Parenthesis Matching

  1. mohamad September 28, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    on XE and XE2 of course.

  2. Fritz September 28, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Thanks! But this option is not present in older versions of Delphi. Delphi 2010 at least doesn’t have it.
    Regards,
    Fritz

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