Did you know… New Accessibility Macros in Visual Studio 2005 for tweaking colors and font sizes in the editor


I wrote the Accessibility Macros for Visual Studio 2005, my proud 131 line contribution to the product. 

There are 4 macros

  • Increase / Decrease Text Editor Font size incrementally – works great when bound to a keyboard shortcut
  • Update the Text Editor font size to match the OS font size
  • Make the editor into a pure high contrast, either all black text on a white background, or vice versa
  • Maximize all tool windows so they appear and behave like a document.  People using screen readers might find this layout desirable.

To view the macro code, go to Tools – Macro IDE.  Then open the Project Explorer in the Macro IDE.  Double-click on Samples, and open Accessibility.  You can run the commands from there or bind them to a keyboard shortcut.

Happy Editing!

Comments (2)

  1. William Randlett says:

    Thanks for that. I was just messing around with settintg the font size trying to get a toggle for the font size for pair programming vs. solo, and didn’t even know those samples were there.

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