Zoom the View in Visual Studio

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I was using Visual Studio on my laptop when suddenly the font in the code editor got so small I could barely read it.  I figured I must have engaged some obscure key sequence, so I did a little research and discovered there are many ways to change the zoom level in Visual Studio:

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • To make the font larger, press CTRL+SHIFT+PERIOD
  • To make the font smaller, press CTRL+SHIFT+COMMA

Keyboard+Mouse Shortcuts

  • To make the font larger, press & hold the CTRL key while scrolling the mouse wheel up one click
  • To make the font smaller, press & hold the CTRL key while scrolling the mouse wheel down one click

Note this also works with the trackpad on most laptops.  Sliding your finger up or down along the right edge of the trackpad is the same as scrolling the mouse wheel.  By the way, I had the CTRL key pressed while I slid my finger down along the right edge of the trackpad, and this is how I accidentally made the font really small.  Also note that each click increases or decreases the font size by 10%.

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C# Modeling Tools

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C# modeling tools help you model, visualize, analyze, understand and document C# source code.  Most modeling tools use the Unified Modeling Language (UML), which is a standardized way to create visual models from object-oriented source code.

Following is a list of modeling tools that run on Microsoft Windows and model software written with the C# programming language.  Prices listed are direct from the manufacturer for a single license of the “Professional Version” which includes C# round-trip engineering.  This means the modeling tool can read C# source code and generate models, allow the user to make changes to the model, then automatically generate the updated C# code.  Foreign prices are converted to U.S. Dollars at the current exchange rate. 

Please comment with any corrections or additions, as I will keep this list updated.

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I’m Back!

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Theresa and Timm Martin in front of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California

My wife and I have returned from a one-year RV trip across western USA, Canada and Alaska.  It was an amazing trip, truly the adventure of a lifetime.  Although this has nothing to do with C#, if you are interested, please check out our photo tour at National Park Explorers and our behind-the-scenes blog at TNTRV.

Now that I am back working, I will start updating this C# 411 blog again on a regular basis.  Please comment below if there are any C# subjects on which you’d like me to write an article.