Notepad++ Theme Installation Instructions

  1. Place the Obsidian_VHDL.xml file, available in the Files section, in the themes folder, then restart Notepad++.
    • For most installations, the themes folder will be located in: %APPDATA%/Notepad++/themes/
  2. In Notepad++, choose Settings -> Style Configurator, then choose "Obsidian_VHDL" from the Select Theme drop-down menu.
  3. Finally, save the settings.

Xilinx ISE Setup Instructions

  1. Open Xilinx ISE, then navigate to Edit -> Preferences...
  2. Under ISE General, select Editors
  3. From the Editor dropdown, select Custom
  4. In the Command line syntax, enter the path to notepad++.exe, followed by "$1 -n%2", without the quotation marks. If the path has spaces, place it inside curly braces { }.
    • For most installations, it'll look like this: {C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe} $1 -n$2
  5. Finally, apply the settings,

Example File Source

The example VHDL file shown in the images is an open source file from Xilinx, licensed under the 3-Clause BSD Licence. It's part of their open source HLx Example set; GitHub links to the example file, the top level repository, and the 3-Clause BSD Licence are available in the "Links" section.