PYTHON highlight_string

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PHP highlight_string

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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

highlight_stringSyntax highlighting of a string


mixed highlight_string ( string $str [, bool $return= false ] )

Outputs or returns a syntax highlighted version of the given PHP code using the colors defined in the built-in syntax highlighter for PHP.



The PHP code to be highlighted. This should include the opening tag.


Set this parameter to TRUE to make this function return the highlighted code.

Return Values

If return is set to TRUE, returns the highlighted code as a string instead of printing it out. Otherwise, it will return TRUE on success, FALSE on failure.


Version Description
4.2.0 The return parameter was added.


Example #1 highlight_string() example

('<?php phpinfo(); ?>');

The above example will output (in PHP 4):

<code><font color="#000000">
<font color="#0000BB">&lt;?php phpinfo</font><font color="#007700">(); </font><font color="#0000BB">?&gt;</font>

The above example will output (in PHP 5):

<code><span style="color: #000000">
<span style="color: #0000BB">&lt;?php phpinfo</span><span style="color: #007700">(); </span><span style="color: #0000BB">?&gt;</span>


Note: This function uses internal output buffering with this parameter so it can not be used inside an ob_start() callback function.

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