How to use Syntax highlighter in ASP.NET MVC

This post shows you how to integrate Syntax highlighter into your website.

Prism is a lightweight, extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind. It’s used in thousands of websites, including some of those you visit daily.

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To install Prism you should download prism.css and prism.js, then add to your website as below

<!DOCTYPE html>
     <link href="themes/prism.css" rel="stylesheet" />
     <script src="prism.js"></script>

You can add a simple css code as below. In this forum, i'm using Prism to highlight the syntax

The second way, i would like to introduce to you is highlight.js. This is useful for syntax highlighting for the web site. You can download it directly at

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/styles/default.css">
<script src="/path/to/highlight.pack.js"></script>

Add the snippet above to your website to initialize the highlighter syntax. This will find and highlight the code inside of <pre><code> tags. It will automatically detect the language. If automatic detection doesn’t work for you, you can specify the language in the class attribute.

<pre><code class="html">...</code></pre>