.NET Port of Tobias Lütke's Liquid template language.
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DotLiquid

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What is this?

DotLiquid is a .Net port of the popular Ruby Liquid templating language. It is a separate project that aims to retain the same template syntax as the original, while using .NET coding conventions where possible.

For more information about the original Liquid project, see http://www.liquidmarkup.org.

Quick start

  1. Download the latest release from the downloads page. The zip file contains DotLiquid.dll, which is the only one you need.
  2. Read the wiki for information on writing and using DotLiquid templates.

Why should I use DotLiquid?

  • You want to leave business logic in your compiled controllers and out of your templates.
  • You're looking for a logic-less template language that also exists for other platforms (ie: node, python).
  • You want to allow your users to edit their own page templates, but want to ensure they don't run insecure code.
  • You want to render templates directly from the database.
  • You want a template engine for emails.

What does it look like?

<ul id="products">
  {% for product in products %}
    <li>
      <h2>{{product.name}}</h2>
      Only {{product.price | price }}

      {{product.description | prettyprint | paragraph }}
    </li>
  {% endfor %}
</ul>

How to use DotLiquid

DotLiquid supports a very simple API based around the DotLiquid.Template class. Generally, you can read the contents of a file into a template, and then render the template by passing it parameters in the form of a Hash object. There are several ways you can construct a Hash object, including from a Dictionary, or using the Hash.FromAnonymousObject method.

Template template = Template.Parse("hi {{name}}"); // Parses and compiles the template template.Render(Hash.FromAnonymousObject(new { name = "tobi" })); // => "hi tobi"

Projects using DotLiquid

Are you using DotLiquid in an open source project? Tell us with a PR!