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Module to view source code in html presentations.

See it live on github pages.

  • Uses highlight.js to annotate the code.
  • Detects source code language by file extension
  • Caches source code downloads

Monokai theme with example js code

Design decisions

I created slides with reveal.js for one of my training courses. I needed a way to:

  • show code without leaving the presentation
  • open examples in full screen mode
  • be able to download the source of the files
  • call from the source with a minimal overhead
  • scrollable overlay for the examples

My final approach looked like this:

var codeExamples = {open: function(event, domnode){
    //here be LONG vanilla js code

- [First Examples](./examples/1/{onclick=", this)"} {.examples}
- [Second Examples](./examples/2/hello.awk){onclick=", this)"} {.examples}
- [Third Examples](./examples/3/{onclick=", this)"} {.examples}

At first I only needed to use it in one presentation, but I plan on using it in more presentations later on. That's why I extracted this logic into this repository and module.

Browser support

I've created this tool for personal use, and I only used it from desktop Chrome.

If you miss a feature, send an issue. In the meantime you can override css and PRs are welcome.

Getting started

# open the example
npm install
ln -s ./docs ./show-code-examples
npm run example
open http://localhost:8080/show-code-examples

How to use

  • Reference a highlight.js theme in your page e.g:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="highlight.js/styles/monokai.css" />
  • Load the code in your page

    <script src="/dist/show-code-examples.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  • Optional: Set the parent container for the modal: codeExamples.initialize("my-examples-modal")

  • Create a link to load up the modal. This boilderplate is necessary:, this)

      rel="noopener noreferrer"
      onclick=", this)"
      Bash code example



Set a global variable of where to attach the next code viewer modal.

If you don't set a value it will treat as if it's a self managed full screen viewer. .sce-noscroll will be added to the body element, in order to prevent scrolling while the overlay is active.

Otherwise I assume that you don't want fullscreen view, so .sce-embedded class will be added to the children of the given container. Some classes are overridden, to work properly., this)

Must be added to an anchor tag. It loads the examle file from its href location. It does not open or download the file when the link has been clicked.

How it works

The component is written in React. It's rendered by ReactDOMRenderer. It's built by webpack.

There are 2 distinguishable modes:

  • Full page view: Upon opening it creates a DOM node as the last child of the body, and renders the react component into it. After it's added it won't be destroyed by the component. A state manages whether it needs to open or not. It will be reused on consequent clicks.
  • Custom layout: Same as above with the difference that it will render the component into the given node. I made an assumption that if you want to manage the node by yourself it won't be full layout view, some classes has overrides, you can customize the layout behaviours with your custom css.


  1. Clone the repo
  2. Run npm install
  3. Run npm run dev
  4. Create a link to show-code-examples to match with the github-pages paths
  5. Change script location to <script src="/dist/show-code-examples.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  6. Run the example npm run example

See index.html for a full example.


  • Fork, modify, send pull request
  • I currently use prettify for file formatting, but it's not enforced yet


# set up gpg for `npm version` command
npm config set sign-git-tag true
git config --global gpg.program $(which gpg)

npm login
npm run build
npm version patch
# npm pack # check tar file
npm publish
git push --tags




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