Screwturn Wiki 3 Syntax Highlighter 2

Lately I have been very busy with my senior project. I needed to work on with my senior project website first which is using Screwturn Wiki 3.0RC. Unfortunately I didn’t find any good addins for syntax highlighting as the one I’m using on this blog. So, I decided to write it all from scratch. It took me quite a while to understand the lifecycle of formatter plugin in screwturn wiki. But soon I was all set.

You can see the live example at

Below I have attached the addin that I’m using currently in my wiki which I hope you guys will find it useful. Here are the step required to install the plugin. You will need to download the necessasry files from the end of this post.

  1. First of all upload the syntax highlighter files using FTP or any other mechanism to your wiki. In my case I uploaded to /compiler/wiki folder inside my sub-domain.
  2. Then go to the administration page.
  3. Click the Content Editing tab.
  4. Then click HTML Head
  5. In the wiki markup type the following code
    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/compiler/wiki/styles/shCore.css" />
    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/compiler/wiki/styles/shThemeDefault.css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/compiler/wiki/scripts/shCore.js">
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/compiler/wiki/scripts/shBrushXml.js">
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/compiler/wiki/scripts/shBrushPlain.js">
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/compiler/wiki/scripts/shBrushCSharp.js">
    <script type="text/javascript"> 
    = '/compiler/wiki/scripts/clipboard.swf';
  6. Include necessary Javascript files to support your language of choice. shCore.js is compulsory.
  7. Then click the Save button.
  8. Now click the Providers tab.
  9. And in Provider’s DLL Management, select Browse  and point to Prabir.ScrewTurn.Wiki.SyntaxHighlighter.dll and click Upload.

That is it. You wiki now supports syntax highlighting.

Writing code in wiki:

The syntax for writing code in wiki is

write code here

Replace language by necessary language such as text, cpp, c and so on. You can find them in the .js files. Search for aliases.

If you deal with arrays like [x], it may give you a different formatting – not as expected (It tends to use the wiki formatting style). So I recommend you to use the following syntax rather to obtain the best output:

type your code here
</nowiki>@} (3.09 kb)
Syntaxhighlighterversion 2.0.320May 03 (59.23 kb)

Unfortunatley it doesn't support Screwturn wiki version 2.

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