Having just read a few pages of the "Article Writing" forum, it seems to me it is no longer the right venue to ask a question regarding the suitability of an article idea/proposal in a specific area, like WinForms.
So I posted this on the Windows Forms forum:[^], but would appreciate commentary on: if that is the right forum to post it on.
The glyphs you are reading now: are place-holders signifying the total absence of a signature.
Article Writing would still be the appropriate place to ask questions on the suitability of a particular article. Mind you, both Marc Clifton and I have pitvhed ideas in the Lounge before - you could possibly go that route if you wanted.
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The Menu (under Community) refers to "Other Languages" - the side bar list uses "Non-English Language"
They should be consistent, I would suggest that "Other Languages" implies C, C++, C#, etc., given the nature of the site.
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Is it possible to actually make the GIT part of the main menu (Community)?
It is quite cumbersome to move the mouse over Community, then Other Languages and then GIT.
It would save a lot of navigation time if it was possible to get to the GIT faster - considering I do this n number of times a day.
Can you stop elephanting around with the elephanting layout? There was nothing elephanting wrong with it for elephants sake. You're tinkering for the sake of it. Put the bloody lounge link back where it elephanting belongs, put the lounge back above stoopid elephanting Insider and leave the elephanting points table alone! It is a mess!!! Revert! Revert!
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Wow, too many "elephanting" in this post. I don't mind them some someone could.
nevertheless, let me add some more bugs to it.
1. The reputation history is showing the points in wrong place(in the column where the reputation category is shown)
2. Where is the GIT? in fact all the "other language discussion" forums is gone itself.
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My tip makes use of code blocks that are in multiple languages. The PRE block on the bottom should look red, like in my alternate (which I plan to delete once I've confirmed that the new feature is up to snuff). In the WYSIWYG while editing the tip, the PRE blocks do look red, but that style information disappears when the tip gets rendered.
I am in the very early stages of trying to come up with an article. For this article, I was thinking about providing the solution in C# and VB.NET, but I don't think the current code blocks can handle it without having 2 separate blocks for each section of code I will explain. I was thinking that it would be nice if we could have Tabbed code blocks (like MSDN)? This could facilitate multiple code language articles, but I could also see some other use cases: If you were explaining a main section of code, have the code in the first tab, then any ancillary classes can be included in tabs behind it.
If you have the same code snippet shown in multiple languages (eg C# and VB versions of the same code) you can wrap muiltiple PRE blocks inside a <div class="code-samples"> and have the multiple code blocks appear in a tabbed form, similar to MSDN
FYI, as you have pasted it here, that page is missing a less than (<) before the "div" (and the "eg" should probably not be on the same line). Also, considering this is an HTML snippet, I'd think you would want to wrap it in a PRE block.
I asked the same question last week and was forwarded to this post. So I tried what you said and somehow failed miserably...
Could you, or someone of the staff, an editor, please have a look at where I went wrong?
This is the article that should now have tabbed code blocks, but hasn't... A Look under the hood of the .NET Framework[^]