Last November Adobe release a new font, named Source Code Pro. I use Visual Studio 2010 as my IDE, and I constantly keep on changing its look and feel. Today I tried out this Source Code Pro font and I must tell you it is very beautiful !

SourceCodeSplash

Given that I am always looking for the perfect coding environment, I decided to install Source Code Pro, and set it up in Visual Studio.

To get started you need to do the following:

  • Download the latest release from their GitHub page.
  • Extract the fonts to a folder.
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the Source Code Pro fonts.
  • Select the fonts. (I selected all the ones with .ttf to install)
  • Right-click the selected fonts and choose “Install.”
  • The fonts are now installed and will appear in the font menus of your applications.
  • Open Visual Studio.
  • Go to Tools > Options > Fonts and Colors.
  • Change the Font to Source Code Pro in the drop down.
  • Restart Visual Studio.
  • Now you are ready to start using Source Code Pro.

Below are few screenshots I took…

Source Code Pro 1

In case you are wondering what theme I am using with my Visual Studio along with Source Code Pro font, it is Son of Obsidian which can be downloaded from here

Cheers !