gbCodeLib - HTML Export|
In order to allow users to create web pages containing their source code, gbCodeLib
provides the export of a code snippet to HTML format. A single snippet or an entire
language may be exported.
Here is an example of a snippet exported to HTML and displayed in a web browser:
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Single Snippet Export
To export a single snippet, select the snippet in the Tree and use the menu option
File > Export Snippet to HTML.
The selected snippet will be exported as a file called "gbcodelib.htm" in the same
folder to which gbCodeLib was installed.
The exported snippet HTML file may optionally be given a numeric suffix which
will increment by one each time an export is performed. The menu option Actions >
General > Increment HTML FileName will direct gbCodeLib to name the exported
files with an incremental numeric suffix, such as gbcodelib1.htm, gbcodelib2.htm,
gbcodelib3.htm and so on.
The HTML counter may be reset to 1 by using the menu option Actions > Clear HTML Counter.
gbCodeLib can also export an entire language of snippets at one time. Select the
language to be exported and use the menu option File > Export Language to HTML
to export all snippets within the language.
In addition to the individual snippet files (which are name Language1.htm, Language2.htm,
Language3.htm and so on - where 'Language' is replaced by the actual Language name),
gbCodeLib will create a file called 'Language.htm', which is an index page to all of
the individual snippet files ('Language' is replaced by the actual language name).
When an entire language of snippets is exported all files are placed in a folder called
'html_export' in the folder where gbCodeLib was installed. If the folder does not exist, it
Note: all files in the folder are deleted prior to executing
the Export Language to HTML command.
Custom HTML Template
The format of the exported snippets is determined by an HTML template file. One such
file, 'default.htm' is installed in the 'html_templates' folder beneath the gbCodeLib
installation folder. Users may edit this file or create their own HTML template files.
To select a user-defined HTML template to be used by gbCodeLib during HTML export,
use the Actions > Select HTML Template menu option.
Each exported snippet will consist of the contents of the HTML template file, with
replacement of the gbCodeLib tags as follows:
|gbCodeLib Tag||Text Used to Replace Tags
|<gb_language>       ||Snippet language
|<gb_date>||Snippet date (last modification)