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Code Blocks need work RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I'm not sure the new code block editor is a step forward.  Here are the list of issues I have with it:

    1. You can't edit the text in the block once you've closed the block.  If I can't edit it directly then I should have an option to edit the block inside the block editor again.  Right now you have to select the text and copy it, paste it into the block editor and then make your changes.  Then go back to the original block and delete it.
    2. Selecting the text from the block doesn't always seem to pick up all the text.  It seems to skip the first few lines on occasion.  Might be me but I've had it happen twice already.
    3. It doesn't remember the default language.  It would be nice if it remembered my default language because the default of Markup is really annoying.
    4. The block doesn't always size itself properly when inserted.  I entered a couple of lines of code in one forum posting and it barely showed a line and then added scrollbars.  Here's a link to the posting: http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/csharpgeneral/thread/059b70f5-128e-44c8-bb0f-7a76aace227c  Scan down about half-way and you'll see it.

    Michael Taylor - 6/12/08
    http://p3net.mvps.org

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:37 PM

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  • I say just get rid of the code-block formatter nonsense and just give us a normal [code] [/code] tag. That will fix all the above problems.
    Friday, June 13, 2008 2:44 AM