Automatic Brace Matching (Highlight)

Yeah this one came up the other day and I thought it was cool to mention.  You can get freaky with colors when you do brace matching so you REALLY know it is matching.  One suggestion is making the color bright red for brace matching.


To change your matching experience today go to:


Here is a quickie from that link:


Automatic brace matching gives you immediate feedback on misplaced brackets or open-ended code segments. You can change the behavior of this feature by modifying the following development environment options:

Comments (5)

  1. While you are at it, you might want to check out some of the VS font and color schemes — most of them already have automatic brace matching turned on.

    Jeff Atwood’s Font and Color Schemes

    Is Your IDE Hot or Not?

  2. M.Capewell says:

    This feature was better in VS2003 when it still allowed you to change the background colour, to make the match incredibly easy to see (bit colourblind!).  No clue why changing the background colour for brace matching is disabled now… 🙁

  3. Diane O'Thurst says:

    "matching experience" ?  Why does everything these days have to be an "experience"?

  4. zainnab says:

    It just sounds better than saying "That bracing shizzle" 🙂


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