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How to include syntax highlighting in code examples. by Griffyn
Posted: 14 Dec 06 (Edited 2 Jan 07)

We all appreciate our programming editor's (IDE) syntax highlighting, and so I provide a couple of tools to quickly give your forum posts that professional edge tongue

eg. for Delphi

CODE

procedure TMyClass.Whatever(var Param: Integer);
var
  s : String;
  x : Real;
begin
  inherited;   // call TBaseClass.Whatever
  if s = 'text' then
    x := 0.50;
end;

The programs can be easily set up for any number of languages, just pop your preferred colours, formatting, and the special characters that mark comments, strings, etc. into the config.ini within.

Currently the configuration has been set up for Delphi and VB.

Download from http://users.tpg.com.au/adslwja4/BBCoder.zip

The package consists of two tools, a standalone program that you can copy plain code into and bbcode formatted code out of, as well as a Browser Helper Object that once installed will automatically provide syntax highlighting on any code samples you post.  See the readme.txt file in the archive above for instructions on installing and using.

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