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Tip 1.24: How to enable virtual space

March 23, 2010

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio”, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Weblog

Sara Aside

This tip is mutually exclusive to the previously mentioned word wrap feature, Tip 1.23. Try as you might, you won’t be able to enable both word wrap and virtual space. But if you figure out a way to do it, please don’t hesitate to let her know how you did it!


In the following example, the cursor is located in the virtual space. Sara has enabled the Visible White
Space option to illustrate there are no spaces after the Program class name.

Sara Aside
Sara never uses word wrap, and she made it through only a few weeks using virtual space when she was testing it. Neither option was quite for her. When she posted this tip, she asked readers to describe why they use these options. She knew she would learn something new.


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