Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Adding MarkDown support to TeamMentor using MarkDownDeep

After adding ASP.NET MVC 4.0 in TeamMentor (with simple Controller, View and master Layout) I was ready to add Markdown support to TeamMentor.

I chose MarkdownDeep after reviewing the multiple Markdown C# and JavaScript APIs currently available (for more details see the references section at the end of this post)

My first step was to go NuGet and choose the MarkDownDeep - .NET Only Edition package:

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Which just adds the MarkdownDeep.dll to the solution:

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One important note to mention at this stage, is that I also have opened in another instance of VisualStudio, the MarkdownDeep example described in the blog post Adding Markdown Support to ASP.NET MVC projects with MarkdownDeep and NuGet:

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Back in TM's VisualStudio process, and based on the example provided in that MarkdownDeep demo app (shown above), I added a variation the HtmlHelper Extension Method to TM’s App_Code folder (shown below):

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... modified the index.cshtml to consume this extension method and display the Markdown transformation as Raw Html :

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... added some markdown text to the controller:

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.. and that's it :)

The Markdown transformation PoC is complete

Here is what it looks like:

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For reference here is the source markdown side-by-side with its transformation:

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MarkdownDeep References:
See also TeamMentor’s Issue #235 Implement Markdown support in TM for more details on the issue that triggered this new TM feature
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