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Json highlighter

World's simplest json tool
Free online JSON syntax highlighter. Just load your JSON in the input field and its syntax will automatically get color-coded in the output field. In the tool options, you can select, which parts of the JSON to highlight and add line numbering to it as well. Created for developers by developers fromteam Browserling.
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Data Display
Display line numbers before each line.
Display tabs and newlines.
Cursor Highlighting
Highlight matching brackets if the cursor is near one.
Highlight currently selected line.

What is a json highlighter?

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This tool highlights the syntax of JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) files. It uses different colors for different elements of the object, making it easier to navigate, understand, and read the code. Specifically, text data in quotes is displayed in one color; numbers, logical values, such as "true" and "false", and the null element "null" use another color; and structural elements, such as brackets "{ }" and "[ ]", commas ",", and colons ":" use a third color. In addition to syntax highlighting, the tool can also identify JSON syntax errors and determine their exact location in the file. For example, if the program finds an unclosed quote on a text line, it will report the error and indicate the line number and position where the error is located. This way you can quickly find and fix all JSON mistakes. To quickly navigate the file, you can enable line numbers in the options. You can also display invisible characters, such as tabs and newlines. To track the JSON structure and nested objects and arrays, you can use the brackets-matching highlighting option, which highlights the opening and closing brackets when the cursor is near them. You can also enable highlighting of the current line where the cursor is located. This helps you focus on the line you are currently working on. The tool currently uses a dark theme, but will soon support more color syntax themes. Json-abulous!

Json highlighter examples

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Highlight JSON Structure
In this example, we showcase a simple JSON structure containing various data types. The program highlights strings, numbers, boolean values, arrays, and objects in different colors, making it easy to navigate through the file.
{ "string": "value", "number": 0.30004, "boolean": false, "array": [], "object": {} }
In this example, we showcase a simple JSON structure containing various data types. The program highlights strings, numbers, boolean values, arrays, and objects in different colors, making it easy to navigate through the file.
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Display line numbers before each line.
Display tabs and newlines.
Highlight matching brackets if the cursor is near one.
Highlight currently selected line.
JSON Structure With an Error
This example demonstrates a JSON structure with an error. The program quickly identifies the error and prints its exact location. To easily find and fix it in the file, we activate the "Show Line Numbers" checkbox in the options. This allows us to quickly jump to the line containing the error.
[ 1, 2, '3, 4 ]
This example demonstrates a JSON structure with an error. The program quickly identifies the error and prints its exact location. To easily find and fix it in the file, we activate the "Show Line Numbers" checkbox in the options. This allows us to quickly jump to the line containing the error.
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Display line numbers before each line.
Display tabs and newlines.
Highlight matching brackets if the cursor is near one.
Highlight currently selected line.
JSON With Varying Indentation
In this example, we load a more complex data structure with nested objects and arrays. In addition to syntax highlighting, we visualize invisible tabs, spaces, and line breaks. This helps us notice that the file sometimes uses spaces for indentation and sometimes tabs. It also contains unnecessary spaces at the end of lines, which is a bad programming style. While such JSON formatting is allowed, it is recommended to use a uniform format with no trailing spaces. Fortunately, this JSON format can be easily fixed in our "Prettify JSON" tool.
{ "name": "John Doe", "age": 30, "active": true, "hobbies": [ "reading", "hiking" ], "address": { "city": "New York" } }
In this example, we load a more complex data structure with nested objects and arrays. In addition to syntax highlighting, we visualize invisible tabs, spaces, and line breaks. This helps us notice that the file sometimes uses spaces for indentation and sometimes tabs. It also contains unnecessary spaces at the end of lines, which is a bad programming style. While such JSON formatting is allowed, it is recommended to use a uniform format with no trailing spaces. Fortunately, this JSON format can be easily fixed in our "Prettify JSON" tool.
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Display line numbers before each line.
Display tabs and newlines.
Highlight matching brackets if the cursor is near one.
Highlight currently selected line.
Pro tips Master online json tools
You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinejsontools.com/highlight-json?input=%7B%0A%20%20%20%20%22string%22%3A%20%20%22value%22%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%22number%22%3A%20%200.30004%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%22boolean%22%3A%20false%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%22array%22%3A%20%20%20%5B%5D%2C%0A%20%20%20%20%22object%22%3A%20%20%7B%7D%0A%7D&show-lines=true&show-invisible=true&match-brackets=true&highlight-line=true
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Quickly convert JSON to a PNG, GIF, JPG or BMP image.
Quickly encode JSON to base64.
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Quickly convert URL-escaped JSON back to JSON.
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Display detailed information about a JSON data structure.
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Extract JSON Keys
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Extract JSON Values
Extract all values from all key-value JSON pairs.
Find JSON Keys/Values
Find keys and/or values that interest you in a JSON file.
Obfuscate JSON
Obfuscate a JSON data structure.
Convert JSON to a List
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Convert a List to JSON
Create a JSON array from a text list.
Convert JSON to Form Data
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Convert Form Data to JSON
Generate JSON object from HTTP form data.
Convert JSON to HTML
Create a HTML table from keys and values of a JSON object.
Convert JSON to Properties
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Convert Properties to JSON
Convert properties data to JSON data.
Convert JSON to CSON
Convert a JSON file to a CSON file.
Convert CSON to JSON
Convert a CSON file to a JSON file.
Convert JSON to TOML
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Convert TOML to JSON
Convert a TOML file to a JSON file.
Convert JSON to Bencode
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Convert Bencode to JSON
Convert Bencode data to JSON data.
Convert JSON to JSONL
Convert a JSON file to a JSONL file.
Convert JSONL to JSON
Convert a JSONL file to a JSON file.
Convert JSON to BSON
Convert a JSON data structure to binary BSON data.
Convert BSON to JSON
Convert binary JSON data structure (BSON) to JSON.
Convert JSON to UBJSON
Convert a JSON file to a universal binary JSON (UBJSON).
Convert UBJSON to JSON
Convert universal binary JSON (UBJSON) to regular JSON.
Convert JSON to Message Pack
Serialize JSON data to binary MessagePack format.
Convert Message Pack to JSON
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Convert JSON to Protobuf
Serialize JSON data to binary Protobuf format.
Convert Protobuf to JSON
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Convert JSON to a LaTeX Table
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Truncate JSON
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Find JSON Depth
Find the nesting depth of a JSON data structure.
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Convert a JSON data structure to a data URL.
Convert JSON to a PHP Array
Create a PHP data structure from a JSON data structure.
Convert a PHP array to JSON
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Compare Two JSON Files
Diff JSON files and show differences visually.
Sort JSON Object Keys
Lexicographically sort the order of JSON object keys.
Swap JSON Keys with Values
Exchange keys with values in a JSON file.
Create a Random JSON Array
Create a JSON array with random values.
Create a Random JSON Object
Create a JSON object with random keys and values.
Randomize a JSON Array
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Randomize a JSON Object
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Add Spacing to JSON
Add random spaces and newlines in a JSON file.
Tokenize JSON
Tokenize a JSON data structure.
Remove JSON Syntax
Remove all JSON syntax and leave just the values.
Change JSON Syntax
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Fix Quotes in JSON
Fix incorrectly quoted (usually single quote) keys and values.
Use Single Quotes in JSON
Make all keys and values in a JSON to be single-quoted.
Use Double Quotes in JSON
Make all keys and values in a JSON to be double-quoted.
Generate FakeSON
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Run jq
Execute a jq query on a JSON data structure.
Filter JSON
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Split a String into a JSON Array
Create a JSON array from a string.
Group a JSON Array
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Merge JSON Arrays
Merge two or more JSON arrays together.
Compare JSON Arrays
Find differences in two or more JSON arrays.
Merge JSON Objects
Merge two or more JSON objects together.
Damage JSON
Introduce errors in a JSON data structure.
Fix JSON
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Create JSON Art
Convert images to valid JSON strings that look like ASCII art.
Visualize a JSON Structure
Create an abstract visualization of JSON's complexity.