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Why is it not possible to choose the programming language when I add some code in my question/answer? I think that it's a very important feature, since every programming language has it's own distinct formatting style, and it gets harder to read poorly formatted code.

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The code highlighter takes a hint from the tagging of the question - so, if you tag a question with C#, it will attempt to use C# highlighting, if you tag it with SQL, it will try SQL highlighting.

You can also provide language hints in your post, using one of the existing options.

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