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Add syntax highlighting to parsed markdown in Visual Studio Online.

We are using markdown files in our Git repositories for documentation. There are a lot of code examples, but highlighting for programming languages is not implemented in the parsed markdown in VSO.

It would've been awesome to get this feature implemented.

Thank you guys for the all the great work!

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    Jimmy Sorting shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Syntax highlighting for code blocks in markdown is supported in markdown files rendered in the File Explorer, wiki pages, and in PR comments. To do this, you must use the code “fencing” syntax and provide the language for the highlighting. See the details in the markdown syntax docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/collaborate/markdown-guidance#code-highlighting

    These features are available in both VSTS and TFS 2018 RTM.

    Thanks,
    Matt Mitrik
    Program Manager

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