View Full Version : If it's not one thing...

11-19-2006, 09:38 AM
... it's another. VS 2003.

First, some of you may recall, I had to reinstall it because for some reason it wasn't giving me the option to create .c/cpp or .h files from within the IDE (File->New->File...).

Now it refuses to acknowledge the fact that I have Bitstream Vera Sans Mono installed, one of my favourite programming fonts. It recognises Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Bold Oblique, which I loathe, however.

I've tried reinstalling the font (VeroMono.ttf) and really, really don't want to reinstall VS (not that I think it'll make a difference).

Any ideas?
I could use another IDE...

EDIT: By "recognise" I mean appearing in the list of available fonts.

11-19-2006, 09:42 AM
You don't have to reinstall, you can just use repair.

Pick another font if you don't want to repair.

11-19-2006, 09:47 AM
Does it appear in other programs?

11-19-2006, 09:51 AM
Yep it appears on Code::Blocks. Grr.
I forgot about repair, I'll run it now hopefully I'll have some joy.

11-19-2006, 10:29 AM
Well that sucks. I mean, like, zomgtahtsux.
Now I face a question: Do I carry on using Courier New or Dina, or do I ditch VS in favor of Code::Blocks?

Question to Code::Blocks users: You have to (have to?) use GDB for debugging right? What's it like? Can you get a disassembly of your code while debugging?

/me is not a happy bunny.

Mario F.
11-19-2006, 12:22 PM
Changing tools on face of a font choice is not wise, I think. Even knowing I would be the first to tell you to move to MinGW, I don't advise you to do that. Fonts you get used to. But being already productive on an IDE means you should stick to it.

As for GDB. Personally I like it very much. It's an excellent debugger and you can get a disassembly yes. Personally I got used to GDB shell so I hardly use it on the the IDE. Besides there's really not enough screen estate that could handle all of GDB features on a GUI interface.

A few days ago I bough Slick/Edit. So I've moved out Code::Blocks. However I advise you to use the nightly builds, not the download made available on their site. Also download GDB 6.3 from MinGW's sourceforge site.

However... just use Microsoft's forums for your font problem. Don't change your IDE over a font problem.

11-19-2006, 01:58 PM
I haven't changed. I dug up a font I actually posted up here a while ago: Dina. It's pretty close to BVSM - I'm starting to find sans fonts quite appealing.

11-19-2006, 02:13 PM
Before I start whining on the MSDN forums about this (searching found nothing by the way) I think it's wise that I download and apply the service pack (1) that I didn't know about until 2 minutes ago.


11-19-2006, 03:10 PM
Well as much fun as that was, it didn't work.
I'm not going to bother with the MSDN forums either after looking at the number of replies the threads seem to get in relation to the number of views.

Well I tried.

Mario F.
11-19-2006, 04:56 PM
> Well I tried

> I'm not going to bother with the MSDN forums

No you haven't ;)

11-19-2006, 09:19 PM
You may want to contact Shakti Ahluka because he runs VS 2003 with no troubles.

11-20-2006, 11:39 AM
Okies I'll do that. You're using 2005 now, right Bubba?
I'm still apprehensive about moving.