Code Formatting Plugin for Live Writer

I use Windows Live Writer for composing my blog posts. Gary Sherman just showed me his handy plug-in for formatting code in Live Writer. I got jealous so I looked into what was out there.

The CodeFormatterPlugIn (english translation – download) is the best of two similar plug-ins for Live Writer I tried that that use the Manoli formatter library and it comes with a nice handy installer.


Results In:

using System;

namespace Dovetail.Utilities
   public interface ITimeService
      DateTime GetSystemTime();

Community Server had trouble displaying the code until I stole Gary’s CSS Overrides.

Here are all the relevent css overrides:

border:solid 1px black;

.csharpcode, .csharpcode pre
   font-size: small;
   color: black;
   font-family: consolas, "Courier New", courier, monospace;
   background-color: #ffffff;
   /*white-space: pre;*/

.csharpcode pre { margin: 0em; }

.csharpcode .rem { color: #008000; }

.csharpcode .kwrd { color: #0000ff; }

.csharpcode .str { color: #006080; }

.csharpcode .op { color: #0000c0; }

.csharpcode .preproc { color: #cc6633; }

.csharpcode .asp { background-color: #ffff00; }

.csharpcode .html { color: #800000; }

.csharpcode .attr { color: #ff0000; }

.csharpcode .alt 
   background-color: #f4f4f4;
   width: 100%;
   margin: 0em;

.csharpcode .lnum { color: #606060; }