Text Sharp Text Sharp

The free Text Sharp extension lets you adjust text clarity in Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 IDEs (Professional, Premium, Ultimate and LightSwitch). You can select Aliased, Grayscale or ClearType text rendering mode for Visual Studio menu, tabs and editor windows. An easy way to turn off ClearType. (Aliased rendering looks terrible when text scale is changed from default 100% in text views, so Text Sharp doesn't override VS settings when Aliased+Display is selected and zoom level is not 100%.)

If you like ClearType, you can experiment with Ideal text formatting and Animated text hinting that remove fonts hammering into pixels.

You can selectively apply the new text rendering mode only to the main Visual Studio window or to the code editor. Just check corresponding Targets options:

Text Sharp options page in Visual Studio 2013
Text Sharp options page in Visual Studio 2013

Default Visual Studio 2010 text on Windows 7
Default Visual Studio 2010 text on Windows 7

Aliased Visual Studio 2010 text on Windows 7
Aliased Visual Studio 2010 text on Windows 7

Text Sharp v1.7 - October 8, 2013. Download Now (77 KB)

 

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