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How to control the formatting for code blocks

I am using Confluence Cloud, and inserting a code block to a document.

The language selected is CSharp.


When i save the document, there's no color highlighting applied to the code block, defeating the whole purpose of adding it as a code block:

codeblock.pngIs there any option to control how the code is formatted (color highlighting schemes) ?

2 answers

Hi @Lior Tal 

That is because you are using the new confluence editor. Yes it sucks and completely defeats having Syntax highlighting.

The old editor works perfectly:

csharp 1.pngCsharp2.png

I would suggest trying some other syntax's because it does work, perhaps just not for csharp. 


i thought the new editor should be better than the old one ....

Hi @Lior Tal 

Most things they got right, the code block they failed miserably.


Sadly, I have not yet been able to find a language for which the highlighting does work..

Hi @Lior Tal 

C++ offers some basic highlighting, so does R. 

code block c++.png


As Mike said, it's an issue with the new editor. Technically they actually replaced the old 'Code Block'-macro with the 'Code Snippet'-macro. I don't really know why either.. There are a few feature requests open to give this macro better functionality, mainly this one. It doesn't seem to address this issue in particular, but to at least be a step in the right direction.

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