Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

I was recently on a conference and spotted this nice code font:
Fira Code
which makes use of “ligatures” that takes common programming characters and make them more readable.

Such as >= ++ != and presents them in a more condensed and more readable way.

Read more here:
Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

To use in Visual Studio 2017, download from:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases/download/1.204/FiraCode_1.204.zip

Unzip ttf folder select all fonts, right click menu and install.
Open/Restart VS2017 -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and colors -> Select “Fira Code” as font.

Fira Code on github:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

Scott Hanselman on Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

Visual Studio Toolkit – Visual Studio 2015/2017 Extension

Great small extension for the following functionality:

  • Select 2 files in Solution Explorer, right click and new menu option at the top “Compare files”.
  • Right click solution or a project, new menu option at the top “Edit Solution/Project file”
  • Locate File in Solution Explorer / Source Control explorer (right click menu on tab in code edit window)

Source: Visual Studio Toolkit – Visual Studio Marketplace

Visual Studio Window Title Changer Extension

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=IstvanPasztor.VisualStudioWindowTitleChanger

Changes the Visual Studio Window Title by evaluating a user defined expression. Extremely helpful when working with multiple branches of the same project.

Script I use to see current branch in TFS (path) or GIT (git branch) in title: