Syntax Highlighting Revisited: SnippetCompiler.

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CompilerRegarding Syntax Highlighting, Daniel Turini pointed out that SnippetCompiler has the ability to export code to the clipboard (and to a file) as HTML.

Snippet Compiler has a lot of nice features and is a welcome addition to my toolbox, but purely for syntax highlighting, it has a few disadvantages compared to the website I mentioned previously. First of all, although you can view snippets with line numbers, the line numbers aren't exported to HTML like Manoli does. Secondly, Manoli handles XML/HTML along with C# and VB, while SnippetCompiler seems to do well only with C# and VB.NET. Lastly, Manoli uses CSS for styling and you can have it embed the CSS definitions in the generated HTML, or reference the provided stylesheet. This is a really nice feature.

One thing I do like about the SnippetCompiler is how the summary tags in the comments are gray while the actual comment is green. That's a nice touch.


///Manages cool things
public class ThisIsSoCool
    /// This is seriously neat. 
    public void YouShouldTryThis()