Viasfora v1.1 Published

Tonight I pushed a new version of my Viasfora extension for Visual Studio. In this version, I fixed some features that were not working on Visual Studio 2013 due to the introduction of a new HTML editor, particularly highlighting closing HTML tags.

What’s exiting to me, however, is the new feature: Rainbow Parentheses:

Rainbow Parentheses

Rainbow Parentheses

This is a Visual Studio version inspired by one of my favorite Vim plugins. Features:

  • Supported for C#, C/C++ and JavaScript files.
  • Highlights {}, [] and () braces.
  • Supports 4 different nesting levels, format for each one can be customized through the Tools -> Options dialog (Rainbow Parentheses 1-4).

Comments, bug reports and feature requests are always welcome. Enjoy!

3 comments

  1. Really useful and great extension. I can read my code much better now. Thanks for adding more colours to VS. :-) The link Viasfora is broken in the article. Please fix it. Thanks.

  2. Viasfora does support VB for some features, but rainbow parentheses isn’t supported on this initial version. I will try to add support for it in vNext (it requires writing a separate parser for VB, but it shouldn’t be too hard).

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