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Suggestion: Insert Code BLock button

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  • Hi

    I've noticed many new members just dont get it at first time. Not everyone is familiar with the concept of code block, they simply dont bother to check if there is any such feature.

    What I want to suggest is a simple addition of Text next to the InsertCodeBlock icon. That is, on toolbar that button should look like this-

    Insert Code

    I think that will help newbies.

    Could you set DisplayStyle property of that toolbar button to ImageAndText instead of Image please ?



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    I AM OPTIMUS PRIME
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:29 AM

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  • Also see this thread.

    Hans Passant.
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:28 AM
  • oh, why no MSFT guy responded there :\  No wonder if this thread dies too..



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    I AM OPTIMUS PRIME
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:34 PM
  • Yeah, I don't get it either, should be easy enough to do.  I guess it has to be an icon and cannot be text since it also appears on the left rail in a post with code.  Just swapping HTML and </> on the toolbar should go a long way.  Maybe we ought to suggest an icon.  If you know of a good one, post a link.  I like the one that Stackoverflow.com uses.

    Hans Passant.
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:39 PM
  • i personally like the icon msdn supplied.. it is one of a kind..
    although, the added text would definitely help, just look at the following image  that is located on the main page of all the forums..

    http://trujade.com/TEMP%20LOCATION/!temp/filteringandsorting.png

    and what if it looked like so:

    http://trujade.com/TEMP%20LOCATION/!temp/filteringandsorting2.png

    would it make sense?
    not if i already knew what those icons stood for.
    trujade
    i like: VB General   google   fast cars   username password
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:25 PM
  • How about these icons. They are default from Visual Studio itself.




    One like stackoverflow uses..





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    I AM OPTIMUS PRIME
    Monday, July 20, 2009 12:15 PM