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October 23, 2009

Improved text rendering in .NET 4.0 Beta 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 9:35 am

WPF 4.0 introduces new text rendering options. You can customize Tabs Studio text with these new options in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 using a style like this one:

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:Tabs" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabsStyle}">
    <Setter Property="TextOptions.TextFormattingMode" Value="Display"/>
    <Setter Property="TextOptions.TextRenderingMode" Value="Aliased"/>
</Style>

Text with display aliased options

Text with display aliased options


Text with display aliased options 3x zoom

Text with display aliased options 3x zoom


It would be great to make sharper text works in Visual Studio 2008 as well, but right now I don’t see a good solution. Simply installing .NET 4.0 Beta 2 runtime on a Visual Studio 2008 machine doesn’t make these new options available to Tabs Studio automatically.

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