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    Visual annoyances in VS2019

    1) If some source file text is 'greyed out' (e.g. within a #if 0 statement) it still gets printed in colour - but in slightly dimmed colours. On my monitor it's quite hard to tell the difference! Is it possible for greyed out text to be grey (as in the earlier VS versions)?

    2) The 'Find/Replace' dialog seems to be fixed somehow in the top, right-hand corner of my Editor window. Is it possible to make it a floating dialog, like it used to be? The Find in Files dialog is floating but I can't seem to do this for the Quick Find dialog
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    1) You can change the colors in menu -> Tools -> Options -> Text Editor ...
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    Thanks Victor - it was lurking in a setting called Disable Inactive Code Opacity !!

    I just wish there was a way to enhance the normal text colours - VS text looks very small and faint on my hi-res monitor. Or maybe some way to view the text slightly larger - as if it was in some "zoom" mode. Maybe that'd do it...
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Thanks Victor - it was lurking in a setting called Disable Inactive Code Opacity !!

    I just wish there was a way to enhance the normal text colours - VS text looks very small and faint on my hi-res monitor. Or maybe some way to view the text slightly larger - as if it was in some "zoom" mode. Maybe that'd do it...
    Hold the ctrl button down and scroll your mousewheel.

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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

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    Hold the ctrl button down and scroll your mousewheel.
    Woohoo!! Finally I can read everything. Many thanks guys - I'm embarrassed at how long I've put up with this...

    Another good thing... If I open the Find in Files dialog and select the option to Look in current document it gets remembered - and I now have a floating find dialog that works much more like the older one!!
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    Is there a way to get the Watch window back? I accidentally detached it and then stupidly thought that if I closed it, that would return it to my IDE somehow - but all it's done is to lose my Watch window completely
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

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    Is there a way to get the Watch window back? I accidentally detached it and then stupidly thought that if I closed it, that would return it to my IDE somehow - but all it's done is to lose my Watch window completely

    Have you tried just adding a watch while you're debugging?

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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    I can use something called the Quickwatch window but that just gives me a dedicated watch window showing just the watches that I added. I'd like to get back to the main watch window (i.e. the one which changes as I step through the program).

    Or is there some other way to add a watch ?
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    Debug->Windows->Locals gets me something that's close the the old Watch window but it's still detached. Is there some way to re-attach a window ??
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

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    Is there some way to re-attach a window ??
    I found it - right-click on a floating window's title bar and choose Dock

    BTW - is anyone else finding this site very slow? For the past few days, every time I post it takes around 30-40 seconds.
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

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    I can use something called the Quickwatch window but that just gives me a dedicated watch window showing just the watches that I added. I'd like to get back to the main watch window (i.e. the one which changes as I step through the program).

    Or is there some other way to add a watch ?
    When you're debugging, right click on a variable and select watch

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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    Thanks GCDEF - essentially there are 5 x Watch windows, divided into two types:-

    1. Four x user-defined Watch windows. The user can add things to those windows and although their values can change, the entries themselves don't change unless the user changes them. Those ones are still working.
    2. One x automatic Watch window whose values (and entries) change as the user steps through the program. That's the one that's disappeared.

    In previous versions of VS the latter was called Autos and that's the one that's disappeared. Late last night I realsed that it might have been renamed now (it's possibly now called Locals). I'll investigate a bit further once I've woken up a bit !!
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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    It's always good to poke around in the new version of Visual Studio. Some things stay the same, some things move slightly, but generally it changes in a positive direction.

    On the other hand, it's a big effort to leap multiple versions. Like going from VC6 to VC 2019 and wondering why your code doesn't compile and the editor is so different.

    Keeping current is the way to go.

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    Re: Visual annoyances in VS2019

    BTW - is anyone else finding this site very slow? For the past few days, every time I post it takes around 30-40 seconds.
    It's not just this site. All the related web-sites are the same. Also there have been cases of error 504. See this thread https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....osting-trouble
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    Did you manage to defeat the problem?

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