Tips and Tricks: Zooming in the VS 2010 Editor

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You probably know that Visual Studio has an option to change your text size, but did you know you can also zoom the editor in VS 2010?  Ctrl+mouse wheel zooming has been available since the first Visual Studio 2010 CTP, but we’ve finished it by adding a zoom control and key bindings in Beta 2.  Check out this video we’ve created to demo the new Zoom functionality (this demo has video and audio, so plug in your headphones or turn up the sound).

There are several ways to zoom in and out:

  • Hold down Control and scroll your mouse wheel
  • Use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+period (zoom in) and Ctrl+Shift+comma (zoom out)
  • Type a zoom level directly in the the zoom control in the bottom left corner of the editor
  • Select a common zoom level from the dropdown list in the zoom control

You can do everything described in this post with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, so I hope you’ll try out the new zoom feature and let us know what you think!

Brittany Behrens Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team

clip_image002 I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team.  Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs or as the main voice of @VSEditor on Twitter, and I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features.  I love hearing from customers, so please let me know what you think!


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