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Tip 2.17: What does that Automatic Delimiter Highlighting option do?

August 12, 2009

Sara Aside

Honestly, Sara had to ask around to find out what this one did. She simply couldn’t remember.

Nils Aside

I have difficulties believing this because the hero developer is the developer with the photographic memory and Sara is a hero! 🙂


Whenever you have code construct pairs (that’s what the documentation calls them), when you finish typing either the start or end pair, both pairs of words become bold. To turn off this feature, go to Tools–Options–Text Editor–General and uncheck Automatic Delimiter Highlighting.

You can customize the color for the bolding by going to Tools–Options–Environment–Fonts And Colors and selecting Brace Matching (Highlight).

And now the #if and #endif appear in bold and in red.

“VS Tips, 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity in Visual Studio” courtesy of “Sara Ford”

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