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Do you enable presentation mode in Visual Studio

Last updated by SSW.Rules.SharePointExtractor on 22 Feb 2021 02:14 am (9 months ago) See History

When presenting to an audience using visual studio it is important to alter a few things for the best possible experience for the audience.

First of all, you need to make your font bigger. This is probably rule number one. There's nothing worse than not being able to see the excellent code you're trying to demo.

Secondly, you need to remove any distracting panes or other windows. These usually just get in the way. If you really need them, make sure they're set to pin mode, so they hide when not in use.

Most importantly, you can have all these things done for you at the click of a button by using the presentation mode extension by Mads.

Visual Studio

present off
Figure: Bad Example - Code is small and most of the Visual Studio UI is too small to read

present on
Figure: Good Example - Good Example – Presentation mode creates a full alternative profile so you can cant adjust font sizes across the whole UI

Text Editor

Change font size in your text editor.

notepad bad
Figure: Small font size

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Figure: Good font size

Command Prompt

And don't forget to change your command prompt as well.

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Figure: Command prompts are hard to read

cmd good 2
Figure: Font size for command prompt should be about twice as much as by default

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