Originally Posted by ntubski
Need more info than that: please post your .emacs file. Also you said you downloaded to H:\emacs.d, but you actually meant H:\.emacs.d, right?
My .emacs file:
;;(setq inhibit-startup-message t)
(setq global-font-lock-mode t)
(setq font-lock-maximum-decoration t)
(autoload 'visual-basic-mode "visual-basic-mode" "Visual Basic mode." t)
(setq auto-mode-alist (append '(("\\.\\(frm\\|bas\\|cls\\|vbs\\)$" .
I imagine that Visual Basic isn't a language used by many Emacs users. Doesn't it come with its own IDE, being "visual" and all?
Well, there's at least one! :P
Part of why emacs was requested was as a replacement for another editor (UltraEdit?) that costs $$ The customer tries to keep the number of deployed apps down. And the individual who brought up the whole color coding thing probably wants to use one tool for as many things as possible.
I just replicated all of this on a standalone VM, so I took out the network, H: drive, etc. Just emacs, run it, use the .emacs and .emacs.d\ that it creates, copied in the above .emacs and copied in the visual-basic-mode.el... and it doesn't work. So it seems like there's a syntax issue, either in the .el file (maybe an incompatibility with the current version of emacs, since it looks like that file's been around for a while?) or maybe a typo or something in my .emacs file
BTW, thanks for all of your help with this, ntubski. I really appreciate it.