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PHP JSON Pretty Print: Display data types like human-readable JSON values

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This class can display data types like human-readable JSON values.

It takes the a variable value as parameter and encodes it as JSON object.

The class processes the JSON output and reformats it to display nicely in a HTML Web page.

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Many developers need to check values used in their applications variables. One easy way of seeing those values is to display them on a Web page.

Nowadays, many developers prefer to use the JSON format to display application variable values. PHP supports the JSON format but sometimes the output of the JSON encoding functions is not very readable.

This class provides a solution to display application variable values using the JSON format in a way that can be more readable for all developers.

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require 'src/Json.php';

Json::setIndent('<span style=\'margin-left:20px;display:block\'>', '</span>');
Json::allowFont(true, 'Lucida Console, Monaco, monospace');

$source = array (
  array (
'points' => 1, 'name' => 'Peter'),
  array (
'points' => 5, 'name' => 'Mike'),
  array (
'points' => 2, 'name' => 'John Zoo'),
  array (
'points' => 2, 'name' => 'John Ab')





Allows you to pretty-print JSON data in a human-readable format

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You can download the Latest release version as a standalone, alternatively you can use Composer for optional dependencies such as PHPUnit.

$ composer require ghostff/json-formatter

Or add:

    "require": {
        "ghostff/json-formatter": "^1.0"

to your `composer.json`



$source = array (
  array ( 'points' => 1, 'name' => 'Peter'),
  array ( 'points' => 5, 'name' => 'Mike'),
  array ( 'points' => 2, 'name' => 'John Zoo'),
  array ( 'points' => 2, 'name' => 'John Ab')

echo Json::encode($source);


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