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:
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!
Enjoy the new coding-world with Ligatures!
In case you didn’t see it, Microsoft just released their own ligature font: Cascadia Code https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code