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How To Edit Code in Visual Studio (Editing Features)

Visual Studio Code is an editor, which provides tools for the most efficient editing of source code. This article is about Visual Studio Code editor and various editing features of the Visual Studio Code.

Let’s see how to edit code in Visual Studio.

Coloring Syntax

Few coding and markup file syntax components are coded in various colors. Additional components such as string literals and comments are also colored. C++ uses colors, and other symbols, to distinguish between types, numbers, and macros.

You will see the default color of each type, and adjust the color in the font and background, and options dialogue box for any particular syntax feature that you can access from the Tools menu.

Signs of Mistake and Caution

You can see multiple wavy underlines or light bulbs in your code while inserting the code and building your solution. Red curls denote errors in syntax, blue denotes parser errors, green is for the warning, and purple for errors of other kinds. Fast activities propose solutions for issues and encourage the execution of the remedy.

In Tools > Choices > Setting > Fonts and Colors, you can see the default color for each error and the alert curl. Check for syntax error, compiler error, commercial and other errors.

Bracket Matching

The insertion point is indicated both by the entry point on the open brace in a code file and by the closing brace. You get instant suggestions on incomplete or lost braces.

With the Automatic limit setting, you can turn on and off a corresponding brace. In the fonts and color settings, you can change the highlight color. Check for a similar brace or a matching brace.

Visualizer Form

Dotted lines bind matching braces in archives, enabling the pair of braces to be opened and closed. You can discover it more easily in your codebase.

The framework guidelines are available in the Software View Area > options > Text Editor > General page to trigger or disable these lines.

Line Numbers

Line Numbers can be seen in the left margin of the code pane. The default view is not seen. You can allow this feature in all language settings of the text editor.

The number of lines for each programming language can be visualized by modifying language settings. You need to pick Add line Numbers in the dialog box to display line numbers.


You will zoom or exit the scroll wheel in any code window by pressing the Ctrl-key and keeping it on your mouse. You can also set a certain zoom percentage using the zoom box in the lower-left corner of the code pane.

Change Tracking

You can keep track of the changes in a file by the color of the left margin. Changes you made after the file was opened but not processed will be marked by a yellow bar on the left side.

The bar turns green after you have processed the amendments. Adjust the Track changes function to turn this functionality on and off.

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