/* In-browser code editing made bearable */
A rich programming API and a CSS theming system are available for customizing CodeMirror to fit your application, and extending it with new functionality.
All of CodeMirror is released under a MIT-style license. To get it, you can download the latest release or the current development snapshot as zip files. To create a custom minified script file, you can use the compression API.
We use git for version control. The main repository can be fetched in this way:
git clone http://marijnhaverbeke.nl/git/codemirror
CodeMirror can also be found on GitHub at marijnh/CodeMirror. If you plan to hack on the code and contribute patches, the best way to do it is to create a GitHub fork, and send pull requests.
The manual is your first stop for learning how to use this library. It starts with a quick explanation of how to use the editor, and then describes the API in detail.
For those who want to learn more about the code, there is a series of posts on CodeMirror on my blog, and the old overview of the editor internals. The source code itself is, for the most part, also very readable.
Community discussion, questions, and informal bug reporting is done on the CodeMirror Google group. There is a separate group, CodeMirror-announce, which is lower-volume, and is only used for major announcements—new versions and such. These will be cross-posted to both groups, so you don't need to subscribe to both.
Though bug reports through e-mail are responded to, the preferred way to report bugs is to use the GitHub issue tracker. Before reporting a bug, read these pointers. Also, the issue tracker is for bugs, not requests for help.
When none of these seem fitting, you can simply e-mail the maintainer directly.
The following desktop browsers are able to run CodeMirror:
Note that CodeMirror is only supported in
standards mode. So not quirks mode,
but also not the quasi-standards mode that IE gives you
when you specify a transitional doctype. Simply using the
<!doctype html> is recommended.
Mobile browsers mostly kind of work, but, because of limitations and their fundamentally different UI assumptions, show a lot of quirks that are hard to work around.
CodeMirror is developed and maintained by me, Marijn Haverbeke, in my own time. If your company is getting value out of CodeMirror, please consider purchasing a support contract.
CodeMirror support contracts exist in two forms—basic at €100 per month, and premium at €500 per month. Contact me for further information.
Name: Marijn Haverbeke
IBAN: NL26 RABO 0147 8507 70
20-06-2013: Version 3.14:
addLineWidgetnow take a
20-05-2013: Version 3.13:
19-04-2013: Version 3.12:
20-03-2013: Version 3.11:
continuecommentaddon now exposes an option, rather than a command.
placeholder, HTML completion.
show-hintcompletion dialog addon.
21-02-2013: Version 3.1:
CodeMirror.Passto signal they didn't handle the key.
eachLinemethod to iterate over a document.
"unhide"events to marked ranges.
coordsChar's interpretation of its argument to match the documentation.
25-01-2013: Version 3.02:
Single-bugfix release. Fixes a problem that prevents CodeMirror instances from being garbage-collected after they become unused.
21-01-2013: Version 3.01:
/addon. You might have to adjust your paths.
showIfHiddenoption for line widgets.
21-01-2013: Version 2.38:
20-12-2012: Version 2.37:
10-12-2012: Version 3.0:
New major version. Only partially backwards-compatible. See the upgrading guide for more information. Changes since release candidate 2:
20-11-2012: Version 3.0, release candidate 2: