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Consolas Font for Visual Studio 2005

At Tech Ed this year, the presenter at one of the Windows Presentation Foundation talks was raving about the new Consolas ClearType font was was recently developed for Visual Studio 2005.  I have downloaded it and I must say it is the best fixed width developer font I have ever seen.  Here is an example screen shot (although my screen shot really does not do it justice):

You can download the font for free here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=22e69ae4-7e40-4807-8a86-b3d36fab68d3&displaylang=en

You have to make sure that your system has ClearType is turned on.  The first question (”How do I turn it on?”) at this link will show you how:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeFAQ.mspx

 

posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 5:30 PM Print
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# re: Consolas Font for Visual Studio 2005
Jason Whitehorn
6/28/2006 6:57 PM
Awesome font!
I just installed it, and I love it. Thanks for the info.

Also, and a little off subject... but where did you get that theme (the title bar looks different)?
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# re: Consolas Font for Visual Studio 2005
Steve
6/29/2006 5:53 AM
It's just the standard XP theme (which I had to manually install since my OS is Windows Server 2K3)
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# re: Consolas Font for Visual Studio 2005
Steve
6/29/2006 5:59 AM
Oops - sorry, I installed the Royale Theme. I must say it is pretty cool too. It's a free download. I can't remember the exact link where I got it but should be easy to find:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2005-18,GGLD:en&q=royale+theme

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