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When I am trying to add for example WS_EX_APPWINDOW as a text in a Trello card description it'll be converted to WSEXAPPWINDOW.

Am I assuming correct, that surrounding underscores are used for italic style?

How can I achieve to display WS_EX_APPWINDOW without conversion?

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Trello accept Markdown syntax in card descriptions. When you surround a word with underscores it will be printed in italic

However you can use underscores escaping them, e.g.

WS\\_EX\\_APPWINDOW

will be printed as

WS_EX_APPWINDOW

If you wan to know more on markdown syntax please refer to the official documentation

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Ah nice. Haven't paid much attention to markdown so far. But since it is also used on Stack Exchange I'll take a closer look. –  Erik Virtel Nov 29 '12 at 13:58
    
Code blocks may also be helpful. –  Aaron Dufour Dec 2 '12 at 6:11
    
Thanks Aaron for the hint, I've just edited the answer –  NinjaTux Dec 3 '12 at 21:10

Thanks to markdown, I ended up using backtick quotes (`) to indicate the mentioned WS_EX_APPWINDOW example as code within the text. Within the code span the underscore conversion is not performed.

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