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Angular Highlight.js

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Instant code highlighting, auto-detect language, super easy to use


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Installation

Install with NPM

npm i ngx-highlightjs

Usage

Import HighlightModule in your app

import { HighlightModule, HIGHLIGHT_OPTIONS } from 'ngx-highlightjs';

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    HighlightModule
  ],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: HIGHLIGHT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: {
        fullLibraryLoader: () => import('highlight.js'),
      }
    }
  ],
})
export class AppModule { }

Note: This will add highlight.js library including all languages to your bundle.

To avoid import everything from highlight.js library, you should import each language you want to highlight manually.

Import only the core library and the needed highlighting languages

import { HighlightModule, HIGHLIGHT_OPTIONS } from 'ngx-highlightjs';
 
@NgModule({
  imports: [
    HighlightModule
  ],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: HIGHLIGHT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: {
        coreLibraryLoader: () => import('highlight.js/lib/core'),
        lineNumbersLoader: () => import('highlightjs-line-numbers.js'), // Optional, only if you want the line numbers
        languages: {
          typescript: () => import('highlight.js/lib/languages/typescript'),
          css: () => import('highlight.js/lib/languages/css'),
          xml: () => import('highlight.js/lib/languages/xml')
        }
      }
    }
  ],
})
export class AppModule { }

HighlightOptions API

Name Description
fullLibraryLoader A function that returns a promise that loads highlight.js full script
coreLibraryLoader A function that returns a promise that loads highlight.js core script
lineNumbersLoader A function that returns a promise that loads line-numbers script which adds line numbers to the highlight code
languages The set of languages to register.
config Set highlight.js config, see configure-options

NOTE: Since the update of [email protected], should use coreLibraryLoader: () => import('highlight.js/lib/core') instead of coreLibraryLoader: () => import('highlight.js/lib/highlight')

Import highlighting theme

Import highlight.js theme from the node_modules directory in angular.json

"styles": [
  "styles.css",
  "../node_modules/highlight.js/styles/github.css",
]

Or import it in src/style.scss

@import '~highlight.js/styles/github.css';

List of all available themes from highlight.js

Use highlight directive

The following line will highlight the given code and append it to the host element

<pre><code [highlight]="code"></code></pre>

Demo stackblitz

Options

Name Type Description
[highlight] string Accept code string to highlight, default null
[languages] string[] An array of language names and aliases restricting auto detection to only these languages, default: null
[lineNumbers] boolean A flag that indicates adding line numbers to highlighted code element
(highlighted) HighlightResult Stream that emits the result object when element is highlighted

NOTE

In Angular 10, when building your project, you might get a warning WARNING in ... CommonJS or AMD dependencies can cause optimization bailouts.

To avoid this warning, add the following in your angular.json

{
  "projects": {
    "project-name": {
      "architect": {
        "build": {
          "options": {
            "allowedCommonJsDependencies": [
              "highlight.js"
            ]
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Read more about CommonJS dependencies configuration

Plus package

In version >= 4, a new sub-package were added with the following features:

  • Highlight gists using gists API
  • Highlight code directly from URL

Usage

import { HighlightPlusModule } from 'ngx-highlightjs/plus';
 
@NgModule({
  imports: [
    HighlightPlusModule
  ]
})
export class AppModule {
}

Highlight a gist file

  1. Use [gist] directive with the gist id to get the response through the output (gistLoaded).
  2. Once (gistLoaded) emits, you will get access to the gist response.
  3. Use gistContent pipe to extract the file content from gist response using gist file name.

Example:

<pre [gist]="gistId" (gistLoaded)="gist = $event">
  <code [highlight]="gist | gistContent: 'main.js'"></code>
</pre>

Highlight all gist files

To loop over gist?.files, use keyvalue pipe to pass file name into gistContent pipe.

Example:

<ng-container [gist]="gistId" (gistLoaded)="gist = $event">
  <pre *ngFor="let file of gist?.files | keyvalue">
    <code [highlight]="gist | gistContent: file.key"></code>
  </pre>
</ng-container>

Highlight code from URL directly

Use the pipe codeFromUrl with the async pipe together to get the code text from a raw URL.

Example:

<pre>
  <code [highlight]="codeUrl | codeFromUrl | async"></code>
</pre>

Development

This project uses Angular CLI to build the package.

$ ng build ngx-highlightjs

Issues

If you identify any errors in the library, or have an idea for an improvement, please open an issue.

Author

Murhaf Sousli

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