Reset Fonts and Colors

Windows:  ALT + T, O Menu:   Tools | Options | Fonts and Colors Versions:  2005, 2008, 2010 Code:  vstipEnv0061   It’s quite common to customize your fonts and colors by going to Tools | Options | Fonts and Colors:     However, you may find yourself needing to just reset all your fonts and colors…

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Automatic Delimiter Highlighting

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> GeneralVersions:  2008,2010Published:  9/7/2010Code:  vstipEdit0071   Make sure to check out the Windows Phone Developer Portal!   You have probably seen Automatic Delimiter Highlighting in action before.  It shows up when you close parens, curly brackets, and other similar delimiters: C#   VB         Changing…

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Change Your Visual Studio Color Scheme

Menu:  Tools -> Import and Export Settings Command:  Tools.ImportandExportSettings Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  8/13/2010 Code:  vstipEnv0034   Folks I want to get your input on the possible title for the new book.  Give me your comments at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/08/09/proposed-book-title.aspx   Ever see a cool set of colors your friend or co-worker has and wish you could get…


Customize the Output Window

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Show settings for -> Output WindowVersions:  2008,2010Published:  7/2/2010Code:  vstipTool0044   Tired of the same old Output Window?  Want bigger fonts?  Better colors?    Well you can get it all!  Just go to Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Show settings for -> Output Window:…

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Brace Matching Rectangle

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Display ItemsVersions:  2008,2010Published:  4/16/2010Code:  vstipEdit0050   Download the seriously cool Tip of the Day Extension to get the daily tips delivered to your Start Page!   Are you tired of having wimpy brace matching rectangles?  Do the other developers make fun of your default colors?  Are…

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Change the Tooltip Font Size

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Show settings forVersions:  2008,2010Published:  4/12/2010Code:  vstipEdit0046   Download the seriously cool Tip of the Day Extension to get the daily tips delivered to your Start Page!   Ever want to change the size of your ToolTip font?  Here is what it looks like by default:  …

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Automatic vs. Default in Fonts and Colors

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors Versions:  2008,2010Published:  3/13/2010Code:  vstipEnv0009   Zain’s Note:  Of all the subjects I have covered in the tips, this one has, by far, been one of the hardest to get nailed down.  I hope this explanation helps you as much as it has helped me.  …

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Printing in Different Fonts and Colors

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and ColorsVersions:  2008Published:  3/11/2010Code:  vstipEnv0007   NOTE:  This is one of the features that is in 2008 but didn’t make the cut in 2010.  There are a number of reasons for this and it is being probably going to be put in the next version of Visual…

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