Text editor highlighting

I'm a very visual person which means that colour coding makes things so much easier to read.

Some common highlighting is:
reserved keyworks: typedef, inline, double, etc. literals: 0x5bac, "Quotes", //Comments , #pragma preprocessor

The problem is that as I get to higher-level programming, I lose these visual cues, as literals are replaced with constants, quotes are replaced with const char* objects, non-basic types are used and the basic types that I do use are typedef'd into other aliases.

Are there any text editors that will highlight types such as enums, namespaces, classes, structs and typedef'd types? I've tried to find these options in visual studio but they don't appear to exist.
This is one of the many, many features added to Visual Assist.


Be warned, though, once you get used to it, it takes a looooong time to get used to working without it again.

EDIT: demo page:
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Wow thank you disch that looks amazing
That is exactly what I'm talking about. Too bad it's 99 USD.

I've just noticed that QtCreator will highlight types which is great!
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