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foxmuldr
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Posted - Mar 28 2024 :  11:23:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could you add an option for highlight current line to make it be a solid color instead of a gradient? It currently takes my setting of RGB(230,240,255) and is tweaking the colors to make it into a visually appealing gradient using a couple samples of at least RGB(233,242,255) up through RGB(243,248,255):



It stands out and is distracting to my eyes for some reason. Is there a way to add an option to make it just be whatever we set the VA Current Line colors to (in my case make it all RGB(230,240,255))?

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foxmuldr
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Posted - Mar 28 2024 :  11:26:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or maybe give it a slider from 0..max about how much to alter the color. I wouldn't mind some of that, but right now it looks like a thick upper and lower border to me, with a distractingly highlighted bit of text in the middle, where the character extents (top of f, top and bottom of (, for example) run into the thick borders, and the middle.

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feline
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Posted - Mar 29 2024 :  09:18:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you turn Off:

VA Options -> Highlighting -> Highlight current line with:

and turn On:

IDE Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> General -> Highlight current line

you can set the foreground and background colour used by the IDE via:

IDE tools menu -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors -> Display items = Highlight Current Line

and it looks like it uses a solid highlight without any gradient.

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foxmuldr
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Posted - Mar 29 2024 :  09:57:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I do that it's closer, but it has a thick solid border around the outside. I'm not sure how to shut that off. I set both colors to RGB(230,240,255), and it produces the highlight line like 191 below:



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feline
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Posted - Apr 12 2024 :  08:59:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you have a colour picker utility installed? I am using the colour picker component from Microsoft PowerToys.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/

I set the IDE highlight current line to use Cyan, RGB value of rgb(0, 255, 255), and the border came up as rgb(191, 255, 255)

So I went into the IDE settings, and kept the border as Cyan, and set the background to the custom shade rgb(191, 255, 255), which turns into Cyan when it is shaded to the border shade.

Not the most obvious solution, but once you have the line at the colour you want, just pick the two colours with a colour picker, and then you can them so they both end up as the same shade.

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foxmuldr
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Posted - Apr 24 2024 :  08:10:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My father's been in the hospital and rehab, so I'm just getting back to this.

An interesting suggestion. I wouldn't have thought of it I don't think. Here's what I wound up using to get the desired effect:
1. Turn off VA highlight line.
2. Turn on Visual Studio highlight line.
3. Set the colors thusly:



That works. Thank you!

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Edited by - foxmuldr on Apr 24 2024 08:15:14 AM
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feline
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Posted - Apr 24 2024 :  08:27:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You end up learning to think about problems from strange angles, you work in support long enough

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suefossil
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Posted - May 29 2024 :  05:27:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by feline

Do you have a colour picker utility installed? I am using the colour picker component from Microsoft PowerToys.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/https://geometrydashworld.net

I set the IDE highlight current line to use Cyan, RGB value of rgb(0, 255, 255), and the border came up as rgb(191, 255, 255)

So I went into the IDE settings, and kept the border as Cyan, and set the background to the custom shade rgb(191, 255, 255), which turns into Cyan when it is shaded to the border shade.

Not the most obvious solution, but once you have the line at the colour you want, just pick the two colours with a colour picker, and then you can them so they both end up as the same shade.


I've learned how to use Microsoft PowerToys and can turn on the Visual Studio highlight line. Both work.

Edited by - suefossil on May 29 2024 9:18:25 PM
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