Sunday, August 29, 2010

How To : Publish Code Snippets in Blog in 3 Steps

Most of my posts in my blog are related to .NET technology, as i am a .NET developer. One of the most frequent question for a developer who has just started to blog is "How to publish code snippet in blog". I too had the same question and after googling a bit and found couple of articles which i found useful, i just want to gather all useful stuff togather as explained below.

Login to your Blogger Account and Click on Design link and Click on Edit HTML, which is highlighted in the image shown below.





Now follow these simple 3 steps to publish code snippets in blogger:

  1. Search for "/head" in the HTML template and paste the below script tags above that. [Note]: Check "Expand Widget Templates" if search result is not found


    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shCore.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushCpp.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushCSharp.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushCss.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushJScript.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushSql.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushVb.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    <script src='http://syntaxhighlighter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Scripts/shBrushXml.js' type='text/javascript'/>
    
  2. Search for "/body" and Paste the below javascript code above "/body"


    
    
  3. Paste the below CSS code before "]]></b:skin>" in your HTML Template


    .dp-highlighter
    {
     font-family: "Consolas", "Monaco", "Courier New", Courier, monospace;
     font-size: 12px;
     background-color: #E7E5DC;
     width: 99%;
     overflow: auto;
     margin: 18px 0 18px 0 !important;
     padding-top: 1px; /* adds a little border on top when controls are hidden */
    }
    
    /* clear styles */
    .dp-highlighter ol,
    .dp-highlighter ol li,
    .dp-highlighter ol li span 
    {
     margin: 0;
     padding: 0;
     border: none;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter a,
    .dp-highlighter a:hover
    {
     background: none;
     border: none;
     padding: 0;
     margin: 0;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter .bar
    {
     padding-left: 45px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.collapsed .bar,
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter .bar
    {
     padding-left: 0px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter ol
    {
     list-style: decimal; /* for ie */
     background-color: #fff;
     margin: 0px 0px 1px 45px !important; /* 1px bottom margin seems to fix occasional Firefox scrolling */
     padding: 0px;
     color: #5C5C5C;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter ol,
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter ol li
    {
     list-style: none !important;
     margin-left: 0px !important;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter ol li,
    .dp-highlighter .columns div
    {
     list-style: decimal-leading-zero; /* better look for others, override cascade from OL */
     list-style-position: outside !important;
     border-left: 3px solid #6CE26C;
     background-color: #F8F8F8;
     color: #5C5C5C;
     padding: 0 3px 0 10px !important;
     margin: 0 !important;
     line-height: 14px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter ol li,
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter .columns div
    {
     border: 0;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter .columns
    {
     background-color: #F8F8F8;
     color: gray;
     overflow: hidden;
     width: 100%;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter .columns div
    {
     padding-bottom: 5px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter ol li.alt
    {
     background-color: #FFF;
     color: inherit;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter ol li span
    {
     color: black;
     background-color: inherit;
    }
    
    /* Adjust some properties when collapsed */
    
    .dp-highlighter.collapsed ol
    {
     margin: 0px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.collapsed ol li
    {
     display: none;
    }
    
    /* Additional modifications when in print-view */
    
    .dp-highlighter.printing
    {
     border: none;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.printing .tools
    {
     display: none !important;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.printing li
    {
     display: list-item !important;
    }
    
    /* Styles for the tools */
    
    .dp-highlighter .tools
    {
     padding: 3px 8px 3px 10px;
     font: 9px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
     color: silver;
     background-color: #f8f8f8;
     padding-bottom: 10px;
     border-left: 3px solid #6CE26C;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.nogutter .tools
    {
     border-left: 0;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter.collapsed .tools
    {
     border-bottom: 0;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter .tools a
    {
     font-size: 9px;
     color: #a0a0a0;
     background-color: inherit;
     text-decoration: none;
     margin-right: 10px;
    }
    
    .dp-highlighter .tools a:hover
    {
     color: red;
     background-color: inherit;
     text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    /* About dialog styles */
    
    .dp-about { background-color: #fff; color: #333; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; }
    .dp-about table { width: 100%; height: 100%; font-size: 11px; font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif !important; }
    .dp-about td { padding: 10px; vertical-align: top; }
    .dp-about .copy { border-bottom: 1px solid #ACA899; height: 95%; }
    .dp-about .title { color: red; background-color: inherit; font-weight: bold; }
    .dp-about .para { margin: 0 0 4px 0; }
    .dp-about .footer { background-color: #ECEADB; color: #333; border-top: 1px solid #fff; text-align: right; }
    .dp-about .close { font-size: 11px; font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif !important; background-color: #ECEADB; color: #333; width: 60px; height: 22px; }
    
    /* Language specific styles */
    
    .dp-highlighter .comment, .dp-highlighter .comments { color: #008200; background-color: inherit; }
    .dp-highlighter .string { color: blue; background-color: inherit; }
    .dp-highlighter .keyword { color: #069; font-weight: bold; background-color: inherit; }
    .dp-highlighter .preprocessor { color: gray; background-color: inherit; }
    

Done!!!! :) Those were the changes to be made in the HTML Template and now you can start posting your source code in blogger as shown below:
While writing a post, select "Edit HTML" to write the blog post in html mode and wrap your source code snippet with a pre tag and add name="code" and class="<your source code language>", after wrapping your source code it should look like something below
<pre name="code" class="csharp">
//your source code goes here
</pre>

Here is the list of supported languages, shamelessly copied from here:

LanguageAliases
C++cppcc++
C#c#c-sharpcsharp
CSScss
Delphidelphipascal
Javajava
Java Scriptjsjscriptjavascript
PHPphp
Pythonpypython
Rubyrbrubyrailsror
Sqlsql
VBvbvb.net
XML/HTMLxmlhtmlxhtmlxslt

Hope this helps someone :)

References/Useful Links:
http://urenjoy.blogspot.com/2008/10/publish-source-code-in-blogger.html
http://pleasemakeanote.blogspot.com/2008/06/posting-source-code-in-blogger.html

1 comment:

  1. Helped me a Lot.. Thanks Dude.. Happy Coding..!!

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