Text Markup Addon?


#1

Is there an addon that allows text markup so that I can set the color? I need to display HTML as a mock WYSWIG editor and it would be nice to be able to do text highlighting on the simple HTML.

Nothing fancy just something like this


#2

just to clarify, r u trying to create html code that has syntax highlighting on the front-end of an html page? if so there’s lots of ways to do this, i’ve used something called [codemirror][1] before which essentially lets u create a “code editor” in the browser ( font-end ) see mr.doob’s rad implementation here: http://mrdoob.com/projects/htmleditor/ >> but for simple bits of code what i’ve done is created code snippets on github via [gists][2] && then embed them in html pages >> [here’s an example][3]

[1]: http://codemirror.com/ [2]: https://gist.github.com/ [3]: http://nickbriz.com/wired/day11.php


#3

u know what… just realized this was tagged “openFrameworks” i assume u don’t mean an html page after all ^___^


#4

Yeah it would be easier using HTML then openframeworks but its an embedded application not a web app. In my head it would mean having to track all the drawing positions and change colors based on the syntactical highlighting i desire, which I can already sense being an utter headache. Its already displaying markup so finding what to highlight is easy enough its just displaying it thats not.


#5

The closest native option is probably https://github.com/Akira-Hayasaka/ofxGLEditor.

We use Ace Editor connected to openFrameworks via ofxHTTP / Websockets for ofSketch.

Alternatively, you could embed HTML inside a chrome embedded frame using CEF (see the oF forum for some recent work by Zach and others on that front).