23 December 2009

vB Code



vB code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing. The ability to use vB Code is set on a forum-by-forum basis by the administrator, so you should check the forum rules when you post a new message.

Below is a list of the vB Codes you can use to format your messages.
vB Code List
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop vB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[,] Less Than
[,.] Less-Than / Greater-Than
[.] Greater Than
[event] Event tag
[forum] Forum Linking
[harr] Left/Right Arrow
[larr] Left Arrow
[pics] pics - specific image
[rarr] RightArror
[s] Overstrike
[SigPic] SigPic is disabled
[sub] Subscript
[sup] Superscript
[tt] FixedWidth / Typewriter font
[user] User/Member Linking
Incorrect vB Code Usage:
[url] www.defcon.org [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.
[email]myname@domain.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])


Bold / Italic / Underline
The [b], [i] and [u] tags allow you to create text that is bold, italic and underlined.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

Highlight
The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.
Usage [highlight]value[/highlight]
Example Usage [highlight]this text is highlighted[/highlight]
Example Output this text is highlighted

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email]myname@domain.com[/email]
[email=myname@domain.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output myname@domain.com
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]https://forum.defcon.org[/url]
[url=https://forum.defcon.org]Defcon Forums[/url]
Example Output https://forum.defcon.org
Defcon Forums

Thread Linking
The [thread] tag allows you to link to threads by specifying the thread id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example Usage [thread]42918[/thread]
[thread=42918]Click Me![/thread]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

Post Linking
The [post] tag allows you to link to posts by specifying the post id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

Bulleted Lists
The [list] tag allows you to create simple, bulleted lists without specifying an option. Within the value portion, each bullet is denoted by the [*] tag.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output list item 1
list item 2


Advanced Lists
The [list] tag allows you to create advanced lists by specifying an option. The option should have a value of 1 (for a numbered list) or A (for an alphabetic with capital letters list) or a (for an alphabetic with lowercase letters list) or I (for a numbered with capital Roman numeral list) or i (for a numbered with small Roman numeral list).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output list item 1
list item 2
list item 1
list item 2


Images
The [img] tag allows you to embed images within your posts. You can also combine this tag with the [url] tag to make images become links.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]https://forum.defcon.org/images/statusicon-3.0/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.vbulletin.com] [img]https://forum.defcon.org/images/statusicon-3.0/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preseves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]

[/code]
Example Output Code:


PHP Code
The [php] tag performs the same function as the [code] tag, but also adds syntax highlighting for PHP code. Although it is designed for PHP, it may correctly highlight some other C-like languages.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++){echo $myvar . "\n";}[/php] Example Output PHP Code:$myvar = 'Hello World!';for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++){echo $myvar . "\n";} Quote The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else. Usage [quote]Quote[/quote][quote=User Name]value[/quote] Example Usage [quote]vBulletin[/quote][quote=John Percival]vBulletin[/quote][quote=John Percival;90861]vBulletin[/quote] Example Output Quote:vBulletin Quote:Originally Posted by John Percival vBulletin Quote:Originally Posted by John Percival vBulletin Stop vB Code Parsing The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of vB Code. Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse] Example Usage [noparse][b]vBulletin[/b][/noparse] Example Output [b]vBulletin[/b] Attachment The [attach] tag allows you to display an attachment in your post rather than at the bottom. It will only display attachments that belong to the post in which it is utilized. Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach] Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach] Example Output Less Than A clunky method to allow less-than symbols in posts. Usage [,]value[/,] Example Usage 5x +2y [,]64[/,] Example Output 5x +2y <64 Less-Than / Greater-Than This allows users to post content inside < and >.
Usage [,.]value[/,.]
Example Usage #include [,.]cstdlib[/,.]
Example Output #include

Greater Than
A clunky method to allow greater-than symbols in posts.
Usage [.]value[/.]
Example Usage 19x - 6y [.]102[/.]
Example Output 19x - 6y >102

Event tag
This is used to allow for forum-based links to eventID, by event ID.
Usage [event=Option]value[/event]
Example Usage [event=95]Begining of the UNIX Epoch (Jan 1, 1970)[/event]
Example Output Begining of the UNIX Epoch (Jan 1, 1970)

Forum Linking
Like the thread and post markup options, but different, this allows you to link to forum by specifying the forumid. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [forum=Option]value[/forum]
Example Usage [forum=10]The rules[/forum]
Example Output The rules

Left/Right Arrow
Useful to show something works both ways.
Usage [harr]value[/harr]
Example Usage [harr]bidirectional[/harr]
Example Output ?bidirectional?

Left Arrow
Reverse transition. Like rarr, but the reverse.
Usage [larr]value[/larr]
Example Usage [larr]backwards[/larr]
Example Output ?backwards?

pics - specific image
We have added pics.defcon.org to the list of Defcon services. If forum users wish to discuss images on pics.defcon.org, they can reference them with "pics" as a markup tag that provides both http and https links to the image number specified.
Usage [pics=Option]value[/pics]
Example Usage [pics=44]Dead Addict Dunks...[/pics]
Example Output (image link) Dead Addict Dunks...

RightArror
Righ Arrow with text for transition is useful in chemistry, logic, proof, and at time where something is desired to be shown as changed in a transition.
Usage [rarr]value[/rarr]
Example Usage [rarr]leads to[/rarr]
Example Output ?leads to?

Overstrike
Sometimes, a correction is desired and you want to draw attention to q correction, or use an HTML equivalent to the old BBS form of "text^H^H^H^H".
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]Overstrike[/s]
Example Output Overstrike

SigPic is disabled
This is disabled on the Defcon Forums.
Usage [SigPic]value[/SigPic]
Example Usage [SigPic] Disabled [/SigPic]
Example Output

Subscript
Sometimes there is need for subscripting. It is useful in chemistry equations, equations in math, and footnotes.
Usage [sub]value[/sub]
Example Usage Text[sub]subscript[/sub]
Example Output Textsubscript

Superscript
Sometimes there is need for superscripting in text. This can help with equations from math, chemistry, or citations.
Usage [sup]value[/sup]
Example Usage text[sup]superscript[/sup]
Example Output textsuperscript

FixedWidth / Typewriter font
Like the "code" , and "pre" tags, this one also uses fixed width fonts to display text.
Usage [tt]value[/tt]
Example Usage fixed width font is useful for ASCII art and diagrams
Example Output fixed width font is useful for ASCII art and diagrams

User/Member Linking
Like the thread and post markup options, but different, this allows you to link to a forum user by specifying the userid. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your user.
Usage [user=Option]value[/user]
Example Usage [user=1]Nulltone[/user]
Example Output Nulltone

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