Autolink URLs when they are contained within a post RRS feed

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  • Autolink URLs.  Most professional forum software packages support this.  If a URL is contained within the post when its published the forum will automatically make a clickable link out of it.
    Chris Hanscom - Microsoft MVP
    Resource Center | Veign's Blog | Web Development Help
    Friday, August 1, 2008 3:47 PM

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  • Yes!

    Or at least, if you paste an URL into the reply window, select it, and click the link button, have the software recognize that the text is a link and fill in *both* the Link Text *and* URL entries.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Friday, August 1, 2008 3:56 PM
  •  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/suggest/thread/35a3fbb7-d9db-4898-87d9-cde9b0ea2d7e

    test linking My site

    Never ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly".
    Monday, March 16, 2009 9:40 PM
  • Every time I paste a URL in here, it automatically creates a link... like this:


    what are you doing that it isn't automatically created? (I copied this from the address bar and pasted it here)
    Matt Fraser, STO Forums Software Developer
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:25 AM
  • Matt:

    Ah yes, it works in IE. But not on my browser (SeaMonkey, which is much the same as FireFox). A link just pastes as text.

    Frankly, the composition window is very very poor, and has other specific defects in SeaMonkey/FireFox (behavior of the font/size dropdown in particular).

    Is the composition window being completely replaced in 4.0? The one in the old 2.0 forums was much better, IMHO.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:29 AM
  • Composition window will be inline in 4.0. The editor itself will be TinyMCE. We demoed the new version at the Mvp Summit and we're hoping to possibly get a preview/ctp build out soon.

    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:02 PM
  • Rob:

    Yes, I was there. It looks good. I saw that the editor was inline, but was not sure that it was actually a different editor.

    I find the existing editor so bad that I cannot imagine that this will not be an improvement.

    When is "soon"?

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:26 PM
  • We'll send out a notice when the preview is generally available, I expect that to be in a day or so at this point. 
    Rob J, Forums Dev
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:26 AM
  • What about the auto-linking or URLs which are pasted into posts?  This is such a basic feature of forums that should be included in an update.
    Chris Hanscom - Microsoft MVP
    Resource Center | Veign's Blog | Web Development Help
    Monday, April 20, 2009 2:54 PM