If you spend your day in a code editor like Visual Studio, you want to make the experience as good as it gets. One simple change you can make is to change your font. You’ll be surprised how a font change can make your code more readable and make writing software more enjoyable.

Here is an example of code using the font Consolas

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This next sample uses FiraCode. In many ways it looks similar to Consolas, but it adds some cool features. In particular, it works really well with symbols that are made up of multiple characters. Check out the Lambda expression in the sample below. It makes “=>” look really cool. It works really well for “==” and “===” and “>=”, etc. These things are called Ligatures. I really don’t know much about fonts. It is all explained pretty well on GitHub where you can download and install the font (they provide instructions too).

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Here is a screenshot from the GitHub site for FiraCode that shows how it looks for various multi-character symbols…

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So, chose a font that works great for you! I like FiraCode. You can read more and download FiraCode here.

 

2 thoughts on “Enjoy coding in Visual Studio with FiraCode

  1. At first I didn’t like Fira Code and went back to Envy Code R that I was using before. Some months later I saw another article that prompted me to try it again. This time it stuck and I now use it in every editor, app and console that lets me. I really miss it when I use an editor that doesn’t support it.

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