COBOL Bits and Bytes

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Visual Studio 2003.NET and COBOL Margins

While reading Visual Studio Hacks (ISBN: 0596008473), I came across a interesting tweak that is useful to the COBOL programmer if he/she is edit COBOL programs.

If you are using Visual Stdio 2003.NET to edit COBOL files, you sometimes want to see some kinds of margins.. For example:




How do I do it?

Cut-paste the following into a .reg and import into the registry using regedit.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1\Text Editor]"Guides"="RGB(128,128,128) 7,72"

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