Is there a way to style JSON and/or YAML input (i.e. startjson, startyaml)?

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asked Feb 14 in Question / help by Brett
The JSON/YAML feature is great, but I was wondering if there was a way to use skinparam or new styling to style the output from JSON/YAML? For example, if I wanted a different border color or thickness.

Thanks!

2 Answers

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answered Feb 14 by plantuml (259,840 points)
Thanks for the suggestion.

It's not possible yet, but we might add style to change the output from JSON/YAML. This would mean that there will be some <style> tag after @startjson / @startyaml.

Is this what you are looking for ?
commented Feb 15 by anonymous
Yep, exactly. Ideally for font, border, and background, but I would be happy with just border for now :)

Thanks!
commented Feb 15 by Martin (5,280 points)
HorizontalAlignment is another popular style request for JSON/YAML.
Do you see a need to control style of name/key text separately from value text?
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answered Feb 16 by plantuml (259,840 points)
commented Feb 16 by anonymous
Awesome, that looks great...thank you!
commented Feb 16 by The-Lu (33,360 points)

Hello PlantUML team,

yes, always more...

Sorry to adding more wanted feature...

  • Is it plan to manage local style (as on mindmap)?
MindmapYAML/JSON...
Code
@startmindmap
<style>
root {
  Margin 3
}
mindmapDiagram {
  node {
    BackGroundColor lightblue
    LineColor navy
    separator {
        LineColor navy
    }
  }
}
</style>
* //root//
** 0
*** name: Mark McGwire
***  hr:   65
*** avg:  0.278
<style>
mindmapDiagram {
  node {
    BackGroundColor pink
    LineColor red
    separator {
        LineColor red
    }
  }
}
</style>
** 1
*** name: Sammy Sosa
*** hr:   63
*** avg:  0.288
@endmindmap
@startyaml
<style>
yamlDiagram {
  node {
    BackGroundColor lightblue
    LineColor navy
    separator {
        LineColor navy
    }
  }
}
</style>
  -
    name: Mark McGwire
    hr:   65
    avg:  0.278
<style>
yamlDiagram {
  node {
    BackGroundColor pink
    LineColor red
    separator {
        LineColor red
    }
  }
}
</style>
  -
    name: Sammy Sosa
    hr:   63
    avg:  0.288
@endyaml
Output

See my remark/request/wanted feature:

Thanks for the enhancements,
Regards,
Th.

commented Feb 16 by Martin (5,280 points)
Nice work.
Note: Because the defaults for JSON/YAML have been changed, the plantuml.com pages will need to be refreshed so the examples look correct.
commented Feb 16 by plantuml (259,840 points)

Is it plan to manage local style (as on mindmap)?

Unfortunately, it's really difficult to implement local style for Json/Yaml. So we do not plan to support it. Sorry about that !

commented Mar 14 by eddieg (100 points)
edited Mar 14 by eddieg
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