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Posted on 2011-03-02
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Hi,

I am using visual studio 2008 pro.  I want to control the color scheme of my visual basic code.  Specifically, I want to set the color of comments and variables.  For example, I have

<%
' File: FileName1.asp

...

Dim Avar

...
%>

Currently everything renders in black.  I went to tools-options-environment-fonts and colors and looked at the color coding for the Text editor.  Every item that had "comment" as part of the name was green.  I also reset the text editor to defaults.  But all of my code is still black.

This should be simple, but I just don't see it.  Help would be appreciated.
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by:clayhopkins
ID: 35024265
If you're writing VB code, aren't comments indicated by a single quote (apostrophe)?
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35025966
Yes.  The issue is... how do I configure the IDE to change the color used for VB comments and key words and variables etc.
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by:clayhopkins
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Hmm, the steps you describe should work.  Do you have the latest updates for .NET 3.5?
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35028816
Hi Clay

Yes, the steps should work and I actually assume they do.  I just need to verify that the Text editor is what I should be configuring, and then I need to know what the vb comments etc are called so I can find them in the list.  

If you can create an asp page using vb, add a comment, and then change the color of your comment within the IDE... then you will have figured out what I have not.

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clayhopkins earned 250 total points
ID: 35033556
Hi again-

Ok after much playing around, this is how my VS 2008 operates.  In an aspx file, with page language set to "VB", comments are "HTML Comment".  In a straight .vb file, comments are "Comment".  I couldn't get the color to change on existing comments, but if I uncommented and recommented the line, the color change showed up in both files.  I was also using the comment/uncomment buttons, which seemed to work better.

Hope this helps!
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35061173
Thanks for that test Clay!  Unfortunately it didn't help.  I have a classic asp file.  The page language is set to VB.  Both my "HTML Comment" and "Comment" items are set to foreground=green.  I can uncomment and recomment the lines, but they are black each and every time.

The comments  and variable names are in the form of:
<%
' File: FileName1.asp (this is a commented out line)

...

Dim Avar (this is a variable declaration

...
%
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35061183
p.s. Clay... I would be happy to give you the points.  But I just don't have any solution to my problem...
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by:clayhopkins
ID: 35069075
No problem, I'm puzzled as to what's going on.  Have you gone so far as to reinstall VS?
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35084012
Reinstall...No, not for color-coding.  I think I will award this to you and just play with it later.  Too busy now.
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by:santaspores1
ID: 35084018
Thanks for your time Clay.
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