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Formatting code in Tips and Tricks

, 8 Apr 2013 CPOL
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Syntax Coloring For Tip/Trick
Code in Tip/Trick Posts should wrapped with <pre> </pre> tags to ensure formatting and colouring are correct.


For example:


<pre lang = "vb">
' Example  
Dim test As String
will produce:

' Example
Dim test As String

To specify the programming language, use lang="xxx" as follows:


<pre lang = "C++"> for Native C++ Formatting
<pre lang = "mc++"> for C++/CLI Formatting
<pre lang = "aspnet"> for ASP.NET Formatting
<pre lang = "cs"> forC# Formatting
<pre lang = "css"> for CSS Formatting
<pre lang = "F#"> for F# Formatting
<pre lang = "html"> for HTML Formatting
<pre lang = "Java"> for Java Formatting
<pre lang = "jscript"> for JavaScript Formatting
<pre lang = "asm"> for MASM/ASM Formatting
<pre lang = "msil"> for MSIL Formatting
<pre lang = "midl"> for MIDL Formatting
<pre lang = "php"> for PHP Formatting
<pre lang = "sql"> for SQL Formatting
<pre lang = "vbscript"> for VBScript Formatting
<pre lang = "xml"> for XML Formatting
If you want to enter text like <pre lang = "xml">,

  1. Check the allow HTML radio button in the Tip/Trick editor "When Pasting" option list. Use the article editor to enter text. Copy its HTML and paste here.

  2. Learn the special text for symbols like <(&-lt-; Remove the - for the symbol)


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GeneralFDG PinprofessionalPawan Pandey (P.P)31-Oct-13 8:38 
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GeneralTwo things: this information is already included in the arti... PinmemberknockNrod14-Sep-10 7:18 
GeneralOne problem... PinmemberSteve Wellens4-Sep-10 14:33 
GeneralRe: One problem... PinmemberSteve Wellens28-Nov-10 4:47 
GeneralRe: One problem... Pinmemberpranav9529-Nov-10 1:26 
SuggestionRe: One problem... PinmemberShahan Ayyub24-Mar-13 6:03 
I faced the same issue and since then i took a backup of edited text in MSWord before moving forward (and paste it when come back and formatting get lost). It saved me to make the same changes again.

See if it helps!

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