jQuery Plugin For JSON Syntax Highlighting & Formatting - rainbowJSON

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jQuery Plugin For JSON Syntax Highlighting & Formatting - rainbowJSON

rainbowJSON is a jQuery based JSON formatting and syntax Highlighting plugin to make your JSON objects & strings collapsible, colorful and more user readable.

How to use it:

1. Include the jquery.rainbowJSON.css style sheet in the head section of the webpage.

<link href="css/jquery.rainbowJSON.css" rel="stylesheet">

2. Wrap your JSON strings into a container.

<div class="demo">

3. Include jQuery library and the jQuery rainbowJSON plugin at the bottom of the webpage.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/jquery.rainbowJSON.js"></script>

4. Initialize the plugin to format your JSON data.


5. Options and defaults.


  // maximum elements per object that will be printed
  maxElements: 0, 

  // maximum depth for recursive printing
  maxDepth: 0, 

  // json as object or in string format (if empty, html of the DOM object will be used)
  json: null, 

  // // background color of the div, which will be used for shading
  bgColor: '#F5FAFF' 

Change log:


  • add support for scalar data

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by Stanko. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.