Background Colors

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Kyudos
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Background Colors

Post by Kyudos » 18 Jun 2010 02:44

I'm working with fixed sized binary records, it would be great if HxD could have a banded highlighting of some sort.
For example, specify the 'band size' and background color - so HxD might alternately highlight blocks of 256 bytes.
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pTd
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Re: Background Colors

Post by pTd » 18 Jun 2010 18:23

I've used the 'Open disk image..' option to examine fixed length records. No highlighting, but if you regard the records as sectors, you can set the sector size in your case to 256 and get a division line between each record. You can also navigate quickly a record at a time using the skip buttons.
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Kyudos
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Re: Background Colors

Post by Kyudos » 21 Jun 2010 05:35

That's quite cool...thanks for the tip!

danf84
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Re: Background Colors

Post by danf84 » 15 Feb 2011 15:29

Worth looking at Hex Workshop's view (attached).

Where the cursor is currently at, the column and the row number is highlighted in blue.
Where the mouse pointer is (not on the screenshot) the row and column numbers have darker (grayish) background, which is also reflected on the text panel.
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danf84
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Re: Background Colors

Post by danf84 » 15 Feb 2011 15:35

Also it will be nice to colourize/alternate colours in a selection. Forgot to mention in the previous post that alternating colours (whilst not selected) would also be a very nice to have as it pleases the eyes. Having moved from Hex Workshop, it's feels somewhat dull in HxD now.
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hamishmcn
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Re: Background Colors

Post by hamishmcn » 21 Jun 2011 00:19

I too would love to have background colours, but my use-case is slightly different:

I look at a lot of mpeg2 program stream files, they have variable block sizes which are delineated by the start code "00 00 01"
It would be very helpful if I could define a pattern like 00 00 01 that was highlighted with a different background colour to make it easy for me to spot the different sections. Ideally I would have two or three such patterns: "00 00 01" so I could see when the blocks change, and a couple of specific ones eg "00 00 01 B2" (user data) or "00 00 01 00" (picture header).

Many thanks for your great product.

Maël
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Re: Background Colors

Post by Maël » 06 Feb 2019 14:33

Alternating odd/even column coloring exists since HxD 2.0. Other kinds of coloring regarding structural views is planned.

Color vertical color banding (opposed direction to odd-even column coloring) maybe in the future, if it doesn't interfere with the structure view.

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