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Lesson 2 - Advanced ICT syntax in SocialTexy

Social constants

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Console blocks

To avoid messing with screenshots, which are difficult to maintain, you can wrap text output to make it look like an actual console window.

{‌TITLE}

Specifies the console title. The default title will be used if not specified.

Run your app by pressing F5 and you should see a console window like this:

/---console csharp
{‌TITLE}Your first C# .NET app{‌/TITLE}
Hello world!
\---
Result
Your first C# .NET app
Hello world!

Browser blocks

As same as a console window, you can generate a web browser window. The code will be displayed in an isolated sandbox.

Syntax

Our web will not look like this:

/---browser
{‌TITLE}Your first page{‌/TITLE}
{‌URL}localhost{‌/URL}
<p>Hello world!</p>
\---
{‌TITLE}

You can specify the title using the TITLE token.

{‌URL}

You can specify the URL using the URL token. The URL has to be specified after the title.

Result
Your first page
localhost

Compiler blocks

Real-time code compilers for different languages can be easily inserted into articles as compiler blocks.

{‌HIDE}

We declare a function like this:

/---code cpp
void function()
{
    printf("Hello");
}
\---

And then you call it like this in your code:

/---compiler cpp
{‌HIDE}
void function()
{
    printf("Hello");
}
{‌/HIDE}
main()
{
    function();
}
\---

{*_CONSOLE} and {/*_CONSOLE}

Replace * with the programming language.

/---compiler csharp
{‌CSHARP_CONSOLE}
Console.WriteLine("Hello world");
{‌/CSHARP_CONSOLE}
\---

will be translated to:

/---compiler csharp
{‌HIDE}
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace OnlineApp
{
    class Program{
        static void Main(string[] args) {
        // Your code snippet
{‌/HIDE}
Console.WriteLine("Hello world");
{‌HIDE}
        }
    }
}
{‌/HIDE}
\---
Result
Console.WriteLine("Hello world");

Article constants

{‌PREVIOUS_URL} and {‌NEXT_URL}

In the "previous lesson":[{‌PREVIOUS_URL}] ...

... In the "next lesson":[{‌NEXT_URL}] we'll...

{‌PREVIOUS} and {‌NEXT}

Render title and link to the previous resp. next article.

In this premium article, we'll...

{‌DOMAIN}

Inserts the current domain, like "ict.social".

{‌COUNTRY_ADJEC­TIVE}

Contains the current country as adjective (English or český).

Currencies

To support translating currencies automatically, wrap them as {‌M:EUR}€396{/M}.

{‌DESCRIPTION}

Inserts the current article description.

[‌screenshots] and [‌no_screenshots]

Screenshots of software articles are generated at the end of the article. The position can be specified by entering the [screenshots] constant:

...

Screenshots
###########
[screenshots]

Some other text...

{‌REFERENCES}

Inserts a reference slideshow to a given place in the article.

<kbd>

If you want to talk about pressing keys, use the <kbd> and </kbd> to do so:

Press <kbd>Enter</kbd>

Result

Press Enter

Conventions

  • Although Texy! supports HTML markup, don't use it.
  • Don't use other heading syntax than specified here.

 

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