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Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

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Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

Hi all,

I find that in EGuide 4.3 in the enhanced editor, program code text looks slightly blurry and black text does not appear black enough. This is using the Default scheme under Appearance tab in Enhanced Editor Options.

The same piece of code in EGuide 4.2 in the same Default scheme appears sharp and easy to read. Comparison was done under the same conditions – same monitor, same Operating System (WinXP SP3 as well as Win7).

Has anyone else noticed it or is it just my eyes?

I've worked around it now by selecting another font, but if it is a common issue to all, would appreciate if the text could be rendered nice and sharp like it was in 4.2

Regards,
Gavin
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Re: Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

We are aware of this .NET/WPF issue. There have been improvements in .NET 4.0 with regards to the text rendering in WPF, however, EG 4.3 was built against .NET 3.5. The next version of EG will take advantage of the improvements.
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Re: Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

Is that link internal to SAS?
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Re: Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

Whoops, sorry! Yes, it is. I'll remove it -- it didn't add a whole lot.
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Re: Appearance of Code in Enhanced Editor in EGuide 4.3

My favorite font for code editing (in all environments, not just SAS) is Consolas.

http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy/index.php?/archives/11-fuente-de-la-juventud-font-of-youth.html

It works well in the new EG 4.3 editor as well.

I've placed a document that has other optimization tips on our support site. In summary, the advice is:

- Ensure that the device driver for the display adapter on your PC is updated to the most recent version.
- For Remote Desktop users, update the Remote Desktop Client to the most recent version.
- If you have SAS program files that use TAB characters for formatting, replace the TAB characters with spaces.

Here is a link to the document:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/guide/blog/EditorPerformance_SASEG43.pdf

Chris
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