AR# 1905: Foundation HDL Editor: Code isn't highlighted with different colors properly.
Foundation HDL Editor: Code isn't highlighted with different colors properly.
Keywords: hdl editor color code highlight keyword
General Description: The HDL editor doesn't show keywords highlighted properly when writing or loading ABEL and/or VHDL code.
This is usually caused by a licensing (hardware key) problem.
The Xilinx key must be present on the PC's parallel port when the Foundation Project Manager is first started. If the key is attached after starting the Project Manager, the HDL Editor will not be correctly licensed.
1. Check to make sure the key is plugged in. Quit and restart the Project Manager.
2. In the Project Manager, select Applications -> Keylock Utility. Make sure that ABEL and VHDL are listed in the lower portion of the window.