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Stable Symbols in Italics

Display stable symbols in italics and be certain you reference variables and methods from stable base classes. In general, symbols that do not, or rarely change, are considered stable. Symbols that are defined or overridden in your projects are not considered stable.

Enable italics in the options dialog for Visual Assist.

Stable Symbols in C/C++

Stable symbols include those from:

  • MFC
  • Third-party libraries
  • NuGet packages
  • Imported objects
  • System namespace
  • Header files found in Stable include files per the C/C++ Directories settings of Visual Assist

Stable Symbols in C#

  • System namespace
  • Third-party namespaces
  • NuGet packages

Visual Studio 2008 and older

Italics appear better in select fonts. If your italicized symbols are clipped, try a different font. Consolas, Courier New, Lucida Console and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono work well.

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