Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tip 1.25: How to increase the editor's ToolTip font size

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Fonts And Colors and, under Show Settings For, select Editor Tooltip.



Then you can customize the font and font size.



Happy Programming! =)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tip 1.24: How to enable virtual space

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Sara Aside

This tip is mutually exclusive to the previously mentioned word wrap feature, Tip 1.23. Try as you might, you won't be able to enable both word wrap and virtual space. But if you figure out a way to do it, please don't hesitate to let her know how you did it!


In the following example, the cursor is located in the virtual space. She has enabled the Visible White Space option to illustrate there are no spaces after the Program class name.



Sara Aside

She never uses word wrap, and she made it through only a few weeks using virtual space when she was testing it. Neither option was quite for her. When she posted this tip, she asked readers to describe why they use these options. She knew she would learn something new.


Happy Programming! =)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tip 1.23: How to enable word wrap

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity, in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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The next image illustrates wrapping a line of text onto the next line.



Go to Tools–Options–Text Editor–All Languages–General, and check the Word Wrap option. When it is checked, you'll also have the option to Show Visual Glyphs For Word Wrap.



You can customize the foreground color of the visual glyph for a word wrap on the Tools–Options–Environment–Fonts And Colors by modifying the Visible White Space item.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:11 PM with 870 comments.