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How do I add code while writing comments and how do I enter a newline character?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Mrozek, Grace Note, Pops, The Anti-Santa, ChrisF Jan 12 '11 at 20:43

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Writing what comments? Not sure I understand –  Pëkka Jan 12 '11 at 18:41
    
While commenting to an answer / question.. When i hav to include a code sample, there s not formattin option lik available for asking a question –  CHID Jan 12 '11 at 18:43
    
Like this: This is code. –  John Jan 12 '11 at 18:44
    
You don't add newlines in comments. If you want to post that much code edit your question (or answer) or post an answer. –  ChrisF Jan 12 '11 at 21:21

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You can't put newlines in a comment codeblock, but you can do inline code by using the backtick character. It looks like this

`

and it appears below the escape key on most keyboards which is sometimes the same key as the tilde (for example, on US English keyboards):

~

Surrounding something in backticks lets it appear as an "inline code block" and you could put them almost anywhere you like, even breaking across new lines. int c; c++; sprintf(); but notice there's no coloration, of course.

E.g. typing `something` in the editor produces something on the page

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thank you. @drachenstern –  CHID Jan 12 '11 at 18:46
    
Better to upvote or accept, but I'll take the thanks for now ;) –  jcolebrand Jan 12 '11 at 18:47
    
is that the character Yes it works thank you ! –  Faizan Dec 30 '12 at 13:22
    
testing thank you –  Mansoorkhan Cherupuzha Aug 27 at 10:28
    
test code not code –  Marek Sep 23 at 6:58
    
'something' this is a test –  Tyler Nov 30 at 12:07
    
~something~ this is another test –  Tyler Nov 30 at 12:08
    
one more time , cool –  Tyler Nov 30 at 12:08

Place this symbol: ` before and after the code. (On many keyboards, this "backtick" is the button to the left of "1".)

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thank you. @john –  CHID Jan 12 '11 at 18:46
    
@CHID: like drachenstern said, better to upvote or accept. ;) –  John Jan 12 '11 at 18:48

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