I'm searching for free tool which paints vertical lines highlighting logical structure of code blocks in Visual Studio 2015.

For example

If a = 1 Then
|   If b = 1 Then
|   |   c = 1
|   Else
|   |   c = 2
|   Endif
|   c = 3

Languages: C#, VB

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Extension Productivity Power Tools 2015 has the functionality.

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It is called Structure Visualizer and can be found illustrated at MSDN blog article under corresponding paragraph.

It adds 3 things:

  • colorful vertical lines connecting beginnings and endings of code blocks
  • code structure map if editor vertical scrollbar is switched to map mode
  • code popups (peek) at vertical lines leaving the viewport or anywhere on the scrollbar map

Colors can be adjusted in items named "Block Structure" located under Visual Studio menu
Tools > Options... > item Environment > Fonts and Colors.

  • Is there an equivalent for Visual Studio Code?
    – Caltor
    Feb 16, 2017 at 10:34
  • @Caltor - I never used Visual Studio Code so I don't know.
    – miroxlav
    Feb 16, 2017 at 11:09

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