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ZeeZide/CodeEditor 1.2.0
A SwiftUI TextEditor with syntax highlighting using Highlight.js
⭐️ 124
🕓 36 weeks ago
iOS macOS
.package(url: "https://github.com/ZeeZide/CodeEditor.git", from: "1.2.0")

CodeEditor

SwiftUI Swift5.3 macOS iOS Build and Test

A SwiftUI TextEditor View with syntax highlighting using Highlight.js.

It builds on top of Highlightr which does the wrapping of Highlight.js. CodeEditor then packages things up for SwiftUI.

Example usage in SVG Shaper for SwiftUI (used for editing SVG and Swift source):

SVG Shaper Screenshot

(Shaper is not actually using Highlightr, but is otherwise quite similar).

Highlightr example:

Highlight Example

Usage

Adding the Package

The Swift package URL is: https://github.com/ZeeZide/CodeEditor.git

Using it in a SwiftUI App

To use CodeEditor as a source code viewer, simply pass the source code as a string:

struct ContentView: View {

    var body: some View {
        CodeEditor(source: "let a = 42")
    }
}

If it should act as an actual editor, pass in a string Binding:

struct ContentView: View {

    @State private var source = "let a = 42\n"
    
    var body: some View {
        CodeEditor(source: $source, language: .swift, theme: .ocean)
    }
}

Languages and Themes

Highlight.js. supports more than 180 languages and over 80 different themes.

The available languages and themes can be accessed using:

CodeEditor.availableLanguages
CodeEditor.availableThemes

They can be used in a SwiftUI Picker like so:

struct MyEditor: View {
  
    @State private var source   = "let it = be"
    @State private var language = CodeEditor.Language.swift

    var body: some View {
        Picker("Language", selection: $language) {
            ForEach(CodeEditor.availableLanguages) { language in
                Text("\(language.rawValue.capitalized)")
                    .tag(language)
            }
        }
    
        CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language)
    }
}

Note: The CodeEditor doesn't do automatic theme changes if the appearance changes.

Smart Indent and Open/Close Pairing

Inspired by NTYSmartTextView, CodeEditor now also supports (on macOS):

  • smarter indents (preserving the indent of the previous line)
  • soft indents (insert a configurable amount of spaces if the user presses tabs)
  • auto character pairing, e.g. when entering {, the matching } will be auto-added

To enable smart indents, add the smartIndent flag, e.g.:

CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language, 
           flags: [ .selectable, .editable, .smartIndent ])

It is enabled for editors by default.

To configure soft indents, use the indentStyle parameter, e.g.

CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language,
           indentStyle: .softTab(width: 2))

It defaults to tabs, as per system settings.

Auto character pairing is automatic based on the language. E.g. there is a set of defaults for C like languages (e.g. Swift), Python or XML. The defaults can be overridden using the respective static variable in CodeEditor, or the desired pairing can be set explicitly:

CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language,
           autoPairs: [ "{": "}", "<": ">", "'": "'" ])

Font Sizing

On macOS the editor supports sizing of the font (using Cmd +/Cmd - and the font panel). To enable sizing commands, the WindowScene needs to have the proper commands applied, e.g.:

WindowGroup {
    ContentView()
}
.commands {
    TextFormattingCommands()
}

To persist the size, the fontSize binding is available.

Selection and Scrolling

The selected text can be observed and modified via another Binding:

 struct ContentView: View {
    static private let initialSource = "let a = 42\n"

    @State private var source = Self.initialSource
    @State private var selection = Self.initialSource.endIndex..<Self.initialSource.endIndex

    var body: some View {
        CodeEditor(source: $source,
                   selection: $selection,
                   language: .swift,
                   theme: .ocean,
                   autoscroll: false)
        Button("Select All") {
            selection = source.startIndex..<source.endIndex
        }
    }
}

When autoscroll is true, the editor automatically scrolls to the respective cursor position when selection is modfied from the outside, i.e. programatically.

Highlightr and Shaper

Based on the excellent Highlightr. This means that it is using JavaScriptCore as the actual driver. As Highlightr says:

It will never be as fast as a native solution, but it's fast enough to be used on a real time editor.

The editor is similar to (but not exactly the same) the one used by SVG Shaper for SwiftUI, for its SVG and Swift editor parts.

Complete Example

import SwiftUI
import CodeEditor

struct ContentView: View {
  
  #if os(macOS)
    @AppStorage("fontsize") var fontSize = Int(NSFont.systemFontSize)
  #endif
  @State private var source = "let a = 42"
  @State private var language = CodeEditor.Language.swift
  @State private var theme    = CodeEditor.ThemeName.pojoaque

  var body: some View {
    VStack(spacing: 0) {
      HStack {
        Picker("Language", selection: $language) {
          ForEach(CodeEditor.availableLanguages) { language in
            Text("\(language.rawValue.capitalized)")
              .tag(language)
          }
        }
        Picker("Theme", selection: $theme) { theme in
          ForEach(CodeEditor.availableThemes) {
            Text("\(theme.rawValue.capitalized)")
              .tag(theme)
          }
        }
      }
      .padding()
    
      Divider()
    
      #if os(macOS)
        CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language, theme: theme,
                   fontSize: .init(get: { CGFloat(fontSize)  },
                                   set: { fontSize = Int($0) }))
          .frame(minWidth: 640, minHeight: 480)
      #else
        CodeEditor(source: $source, language: language, theme: theme)
      #endif
    }
  }
}

struct ContentView_Previews: PreviewProvider {
  static var previews: some View {
    ContentView()
  }
}

Who

CodeEditor is brought to you by ZeeZide. We like feedback, GitHub stars, cool contract work, presumably any form of praise you can think of.

GitHub

link
Stars: 124
Last commit: 2 weeks ago
jonrohan Something's broken? Yell at me @ptrpavlik. Praise and feedback (and money) is also welcome.

Release Notes

Indentible Soft
36 weeks ago

Added the set of "smart" editing features demonstrated by NTYSmartTextView, i.e.:

  • smarter indents (preserving the indent of the previous line when pressing enter)
  • soft indents (insert a configurable amount of spaces if the user presses tabs)
  • auto character pairing, e.g. when entering {, the matching } will be auto-added

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