Color (Editor Options)

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Tools > Options > Editor Options > Color

Use this page to specify how the different elements of your code are to appear in the Code Editor, as shown in the sample window in the lower part of the page.

Item Description

Color SpeedSetting

Enables you to quickly configure the Code Editor display using predefined color combinations. Select a Color SpeedSetting from the drop-down list and look at the sample code window to see how the settings will appear in the Code Editor.

Bold

Applies bold formatting to the selected element.

Italic

Italicizes the selected element.

Underline

Underlines the selected element.

Element

Specifies syntax highlighting for a particular code element or search strings. You can choose from the Element list box or click the element in the sample Code Editor. As you change highlighting on code elements, you can see the effect in sample code window.

Foreground

Displays the code element using default system colors for the foreground. Unchecking this option restores the previously selected color or, if no color has been previously selected, sets the code element to the system color.

Background

Displays the code element using default system colors for the background. Unchecking this option restores the previously selected color or, if no color has been previously selected, sets the code element to the system color.

Foreground Color

Sets the foreground color for the selected code element. The foreground color changes automatically for each element you choose in the Element list box.

Background Color

Sets the background color for the selected code element.

Language display pane

Click the language tab to see how option choices affect appearance of that language's code source.



Note: The foreground color and background colors of the Modified line item in the Element list are the colors used to mark lines modified since last save and lines modified and saved in the current session, respectively.

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