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Tools Options Page - Fonts and Colors Node Properties 

This dialog box includes options that set the fonts and colors for a tool window that is registered to appear in the Fonts and Colorable Items dialog box. These windows are modeled this way rather than in the properties dialog box accessed from DTE.Properties("Environment", "FontsAndColors"). This supports the dynamic nature of groups of colorable items, which can change if Visual Studio packages are installed or uninstalled from the system.

The following section shows an example of a registered window type and the properties that you will see for each window.

Text Editor

DTE.Properties("FontsAndColors", "TextEditor")


DTE.Properties("FontsAndColors", "<SomeRegisteredWindowOrEditor>")

Where <SomeRegisteredWindowOrEditor> is the name of an alternative code editor.

Property Item Name Value Description


Get/Set (String)

The font name to use, such as "Courier New."


Get/Set (vsFontCharSet)

A vsFontCharSet value, specifying the type of character set to use, such as Hebrew or Russian.


Get/Set (Short)

The size of font to use, in points. For example, 10 or 12.


Get (FontsAndColorsItems)

FontsAndColorsItems collection contains the ColorableItems objects and has the read-only property, Name, and read/write properties, Foreground (OLE.Color), Background (OLE.Color), and Bold (Boolean).

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