Color identifiers make it easier for developers to quickly read and understand the code on screen.  One of the many features provided by JustCode is the ability to colorize additional items that Visual Studio does not allow you to colorize by default.  The colorization of items such as methods, properties, events, variables, and method parameters can easily be tweaked to your specific needs.

Enable / Disable Color Identifiers

In the recent release, we turned this option on by default.  You can enable/disable code colorization by going to the JustCode menu in Visual Studio, selecting options, then selecting the general section in the left window.  When you scroll down on general setting you will see a check box that says “Color Identifiers.”  Check or uncheck this box to enable/disable code colorization. 

 

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Color identifiers option

 

Adjust Color Identifiers

Adjusting the color identifiers in JustCode is done in the same place you adjust any other font/color settings in VS:

1. Open Tools Menu

2. Select Options

3. Expand the “Environment” section

4. Select “Fonts and Colors” 

Here you will be presented with font and color settings for VS.  Scroll down the “Display Item” list view to “J”, and you will see the JustCode specific color identifiers.

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In the next blog we will go over how each settings affects the UI, and I will provide a VS theme, with JustCode marker settings :)


About the Author

Chris Eargle

is a Microsoft C# MVP with over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. Chris is a native Carolinian; his family settled the Dutch Form region of South Carolina in 1752. He currently resides in Columbia with his wife, Binyue, his dog, Laika, and his three cats: Meeko, Tigger, and Sookie. Amazingly, they all get along... except for Meeko, who is by no means meek.

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