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django-ace provides integration for ACE with Django

Project description


from django import forms
from django_ace import AceWidget

class EditorForm(forms.Form):
    text = forms.CharField(widget=AceWidget)

Syntax highlighting and static analysis can be enabled by specifying the language:

class EditorForm(forms.Form):
    text = forms.CharField(widget=AceWidget(mode='css'))

Themes are also supported:

class EditorForm(forms.Form):
    text = forms.CharField(widget=AceWidget(mode='css', theme='twilight'))

Additional options are:

class EditorForm(forms.Form):
    text = forms.CharField(widget=AceWidget(wordwrap=False, width="500px", height="300px", showprintmargin=True))


  1. Install using pip:

    pip install django_ace

        # ...

Example Project

There’s an example project included in the source, to try it do:

cd example/
virtualenv .env
. .env/bin/activate
pip install -e ..
./ makemigrations app
./ migrate
./ runserver

Then browser to http://localhost:8000.

Change log


  • New widget option tabsize.
  • Upgrade ACE editor to version v1.4.2.


  • Update Django compatibility to >1.11,<=2.1
  • New widget options minLines, maxLines, showinvisibles, usesofttabs.
  • Upgrade ACE editor to version v1.4.0.
  • Updated example for Django 1.11
  • PEP8 improvements


  • Upgrade ACE editor to version 1.1.8
  • Add support for showprintmargin


  • Add support for Django 1.7 by removing deprecated imports.


  • Initial release.

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