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Kavindu Santhusa
Kavindu Santhusa

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Embed VSCode single file editor in your website.

Today we're going to embed an code editor in website.
I had chosen the most popular IDE Visual Studio Code.
The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code.
So we can use it to build a single file code editor

Features

  • Rich IntelliSense, Validation

    TypeScript, JavaScript, CSS, LESS, SCSS, JSON, HTML

  • Basic Syntax Colorization

    XML, PHP, C#, C++, Razor, Markdown, Diff, Java, VB, CoffeeScript, Handlebars, Batch, Pug, F#, Lua, Powershell, Python, Ruby, SASS, R, Objective-C

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Example

This is an quick example for embed vscode.

Example explained

First create a container for editor.

<div id="container" style="width:100%;height:80vh;border:1px solid grey"></div>
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  • width:100%; - takes full width
  • height:80vh; - takes 80% of the viewport height.
  • border:1px solid grey - just a border.

Then add loader for editor.
Here I am using jsDelivr as my CDN.

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/monaco-editor@0.27.0/min/vs/loader.js"></script>
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This is the working code part. add this code inside an script tag below above code.

require.config({
  paths: { vs: "https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/monaco-editor@0.27.0/min/vs" }
  });
require(["vs/editor/editor.main"], function () {
  var editor = monaco.editor.create(document.getElementById("container"), {
    value: code,
    language: "typescript",
    automaticLayout: true
  });
});
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  • require - AMD module loader(loads editor)
  • require.config() - configure to use jsDelivr.
  • value: code - code can be any code as string.
  • language: "typescript" - set programming language of code for language features.
  • automaticLayout: true - Makes it responsive.

Then enjoy it.
I hope to write more articles with advanced use cases of embedded editor.
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