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A fast react component wrapper for highlight.js

A fast react component wrapper for highlight.js

react-fast-highlight

A fast react component wrapper for highlight.js.

Requirements

Version 1.x works with React 0.14 and <=15.2

Version >=2.0 works with React >=15.3 and 16

Install

npm install --save react-fast-highlight

or

yarn add react-fast-highlight

Usage

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Highlight } from 'react-fast-highlight';

class App extends Component {

  render() {
    const code = 'let t = 0.5 * 5 * 4;';

    return (
      {/*
            `languages` is an optional property to set the languages that highlight.js should pick from.
            By default it is empty, which means highlight.js will pick from all available languages.
            If only one language is provided, this language will be used without doing checks beforehand.
            (Be aware that automatic language detection is not as fast as when specifing a language.)

            `worker` is used to take advantage of the possibility to do the highlighting work in a
            web-worker. As different module-bundlers use different ways to load web-workers, it is up
            to you to load the webworker and supply it to the highlight component. (see example)
            Currently every instance of the highlight component needs its own web-worker.

            `className` sets additional class names on the generated html markup.
       */}
      <Highlight
        languages={['js']}
        className="my-class"
      >
        {code}
      </Highlight>
    );
}

Advanced Usage

Custom highlight.js distribution

In cases where you bundle this component with a module bundler such as webpack, rollup or browserify and you know upfront
which languages you want to support you can supply a custom distribution of highlight.js. This ensures
you are not bundling all available languages of highlight.js which reduces the size of your bundle.

A custom distribution might look like this

import hljs from 'highlight.js/lib/highlight';

// Lets only register javascript, scss, html/xml
hljs.registerLanguage('scss', require('highlight.js/lib/languages/scss'));
hljs.registerLanguage('javascript', require('highlight.js/lib/languages/javascript'));
hljs.registerLanguage('xml', require('highlight.js/lib/languages/xml'));

export default hljs;

To actually use a custom distribution you need to use the BareHighlight component. With it
you can build your wrapper for highlighting code.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import BareHighlight from 'react-fast-highlight/lib/BareHighlight';
import hljs from './customhljs';

class CustomHighlight extends Component {
  render() {
    const { children, ...props } = this.props;
    return (
      <BareHighlight {...props} highlightjs={hljs}>
        {children}
      </BareHighlight>
    );
}

Now you can use this wrapper the same way as the default Highlight component with only support for
certain languages included.

In case you also want to use a webworker you should not use the supplied worker, as it includes all
languages. Instead you will need to copy the worker from this repo and adjust the highlight.js import.

Webworker

It wasn't tested with browserify and rollup but it should work.
If you managed to get it working please open a PR with the necessary
changes and the documentation.

Webpack

To make web-workers working with webpack you additionally need to install worker-loader.

npm install --save worker-loader react-fast-highlight

import React from 'react';
import { Highlight } from 'react-fast-highlight';
import Worker from 'worker!react-fast-highlight/lib/worker';

class App extends React.Component {

  render() {
    const code = 'let t = 0.5 * 5 * 4;';

    return (
      <Highlight
        languages={['js']}
        worker={new Worker}
      >
        {code}
      </Highlight>
    );
}

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