Integrating Github Gists on MSDN and Technet's Posts! RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • the Idea is to have a feature to embed code that already exists on Github, for example, consider this gist embeddable script tag:

    <script src=""></script>

    to access it through the API:  we use this address:

          "url": "",
          "id": "2d0fc04017a084d5f2e5d596a2381c81",
          "files": {
               "UIHelper.cs": {
               "filename": "UIHelper.cs",
               "type": "text/plain",
               "language": "C#",
               "raw_url": "",
               "size": 6778,
               "truncated": false,
               "content": "using System.Collections.Generic;\nusing System.Windows;\nusing System.Windows.Media;\n\nnamespace Hardcodet.Wpf.Util\n{\n ........}"

    then we can already use the api or the embed tag in the front end part, for example:

    1. Calling the API to list the user's public Gists.
    2. Let the user select a Gist.
    3. Calling the API to load the Gist's Content. Id
    4. Let the user choose which content to embed.
    5. and then loading the content in the post.

    Good Coding.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:54 AM

All replies

  • Question: Will the reader of the post with this embedded code be required to have a GitHub account to see the code?

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:49 PM
  • Hi Richard,

    I think the answer is yes if the gist is public, to tackle this part we can use for example a call to Github's APIs and extract the gist content, and store it as any code in forums, but I think it should be hard to integrate with existing architecture.

    Best Regards,


    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:09 PM