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Customizing the Editor

Use the General, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box to customize the appearance and functionality of the Text and Code editor. You can set Text Editor options specific to particular programming languages and reset the options for all languages.

These topics offer guidance on how to adjust the look and behavior of the Text and Code editor.

Setting Editor Options

Discusses how to set global options for all languages as well as options for specific languages, and explains many of the options available for customizing the editor.

How to: Change the Font Face, Size, and Colors Used in the Editor

Explains how to adjust the default font used in the editor.

How to: Manage Word Wrap in the Editor

Explains how to set and clear the Word Wrap option.

How to: Display Line Numbers in the Editor

Explains how to set and clear the Line Numbers option.

How to: Change Text Case in the Editor

Explains how to manipulate letter case in your code.

How to: Display URLs as Links in the Editor

Shows how to set whether URLs are displayed as active links or as plain text in the editor.

How to: Specify Indenting in the Editor

Explains how to set default measures for tabs and indents.

How to: Manage Editor Windows

Shows how to manipulate Code Editor windows.

How to: Manage Editor Modes

Explains how to choose between Tabbed Documents mode and MDI Environment mode.

The Options dialog box provides a number of settings that allow you to customize the editor.

Editor Convenience Commands and Features

Discusses Code Editor utilities and controls that make the development process easier.

How to: Outline and Hide Code

Explains how to create and manipulate collapsible regions in your code.

Setting Bookmarks in Code

Describes tools and procedures for marking code, and for creating comments that can be displayed in code comment Web reports.

General, Environment, Options Dialog Box

Describes the options that enable you to select whether to launch the integrated development environment (IDE) in Tabbed Documents mode or MDI Environment mode.

Documents, Environment, Options Dialog Box

Explains the options that specify how documents are displayed and positioned.

Fonts and Colors, Environment, Options Dialog Box

Describes the options that enable you to select the fonts and colors used in the editor.

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