Posted by: kurtsh | July 31, 2018

RELEASE: “Code Snippets” now available for developers using Microsoft Teams

Previously there was a request on the Microsoft Teams UserVoice site that read:

Code snippets

I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a “show more” button (like slack)

Well, the other day, a response was posted:

AdminWarren (Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams) responded  ·  July 30, 2018

This feature request has been completed and is available to the public. Thank you for the suggestion and feedback!

This has been a long awaited feature and i’m excited to see the 1.0 of it available in Microsoft Teams.  It was somewhat quietly announced here:

In order to include code snippets in messages you send within Microsoft Teams, follow the steps below:

  1. Click FORMAT in the message text box toolbar.
  2. In the FORMAT toolbar, click the Code Snippet icon.
  3. In the dialog window, select the programming language you’re using from the list down box.
  4. Paste your code.

Supported features:

  • syntax highlighting
  • auto-indentation
  • text wrapping control
  • support for 45+ programming languages like C#, Go, Dart, Swift, F#, etc.

The only documentation on the feature appears to be here:

A blogger named “Dennis” wrote a quick post and a video on Expiscornovus demonstrating the code snippets feature here:


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