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Fonts and Colors

The Options dialog is displayed by selecting Tools -> Options from the main menu. Then select Environment -> Fonts and Colors from the tree on the left.

The Fonts and Colors option group is used to control the appearance of various elements in the application. The most common use for this option group is to manage syntax highlighting for the various text-based editors. Not only can you control how comments, strings, numbers, keywords, and other language elements are displayed, you can also set the appearance of items like line numbers, current line highlighting, and content dividers.

Setting Description
Show settings for This drop-down list allows you to select the group whose settings you want to modify. There is a special group called "[All Text Editors]" that is used to control elements common to all supported text editors. Make changes here if you want to see consistent syntax highlighting between all languages (i.e. comments will look the same in VBScript or JScript). To make changes to a specific editor, you should select that editor group in the list. Some editors have settings that will not be displayed in the "[All Text Editors]" group.
Use Defaults Click this button to set the default settings for the selected group.
Font Select the type of font used to render all text for the selected group.
Size Select the size of the font used to render all text for the selected group.
Display items This list contains the individual elements that can be styled for the selected group. Select the individual item to adjust its settings.
Item foreground Sets the foreground color of the selected display item (when available). For text-based items, this will be the color of the text. For other graphical elements, this may be the color of the border.
Item background Sets the background color of the selected display item (when available).
Bold Toggles bold font styling for text-based items (when available).
Italic Toggles italic font styling for text-based items (when available).
Underline Toggles underline font styling for text-based items (when available).
Sample Displays a close approximation to how the setting you have specified for the selected display item will appear.
Note:   Not all items can be accurately represented in the sample.