Display, HTML Designer, Options Dialog Box

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The Display property page sets options for how elements are displayed in Design view in the HTML Designer.

To access this dialog box

  1. In Microsoft Visual Web Developer, click Tools, and then click Options.

    The Options dialog box opens.

  2. In the left panel, expand the HTML Designer node, and click Display.

    If you have configured your environment settings for Web development, the elements of this node are not available unless you select the Show all settings check box. For more information about environment settings, see How to: Change Select Settings.

Note Note

Additional HTML options can be found under the Text Editor, HTML node, which is visible if the Show all settings check box is selected.

For more information about formatting HTML, see Formatting Elements in the HTML Editor in Visual Web Developer.

Display options

Show details for non-visible elements

When this check box is selected, the Design view editor displays markers for the opening and closing tags of all elements, so that you can avoid deleting or disrupting elements that are not ordinarily displayed. For example, you can see exactly where a <DIV> element begins and ends.

Note Note

These markers are not displayed when you view your page in a Web browser, and they do not print. This option also can be set by selecting the Show Details button on the Design toolbar.

Show borders for borderless elements

When this check box is selected, the Design view editor displays borders around objects that do not normally have visible borders, such as radio buttons. These borders help you position elements and the text that surrounds them in Design view. This option also can be set by selecting the Show Details button on the Design toolbar.

Show glyphs for server controls

When this check box is selected, a graphic marker is displayed to identify each server control and distinguish it from plain HTML elements.

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