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Visual Studio 2017 support for Ligatures fonts like ‘Fira Code’

Based on the post Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures from Scott Hanselman I tried if that works in for the classic Visual Studio too. Short answer: yes, the Ligatures support works out of the box – no settings other then choosing the font is needed.

Here is some sample TypeScript code written in Visual Studio 2017:

vs2017_ligatures - zoom

How to install?

Install the font on your Windows box like described here. Then open Visual Studio and go to Tools > Options > Fonts and Color and choose ‘Fira Code” and press ‘Ok’. That’s it!

vs2017_ligatures_options

Enjoy the new coding-world with Ligatures!

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