F# Depth Colorizer


Use the F# parse control-flow depth to colorize code to show structure (fsharp)

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2012, 2010
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by Roman Maksimovich | June 09 2014

by Clarke X La Prairie | September 04 2012

Help with readability. I find it also really helps when explaining code to someone who is unfamiliar with fsharp.

by lostmsu | March 28 2012

Nice extension, but I found Indent Guides which seems to be less visually intrusive. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e792686d-542b-474a-8c55-630980e72c30

by PaulPap74 | March 15 2011

Hi Brian,
Nice work. This makes a huge difference to the readability of F# code.

I've noticed a couple of things it seems to get wrong, e.g. when using the "interface" keyword the line immediately following seems to be slightly wrong. In the following:

interface IAccount with
member this.Date with get() = pr.Date
member this.EffDate with get() = effDate

"member this.Date with " is light grey, when I would expect it to be darker grey.

Really great extension though. Now all I need is enhanced syntax highlighting and I'll be truly happy ;-)


by Nyi Nyi Thann | December 09 2010

A standalone colorizer editor for this extension can be found at http://fscolorizereditor.codeplex.com/.

by GregChernis | December 03 2010

This is way better than curly braces! Sweet!

by JoelMueller | November 20 2010

by Edgar Sánchez Gordón | November 18 2010

As most good ideas, it's simple yet so helpful.

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  • For 2013
    3 Posts | Last post March 11, 2014
    • Is there no plan for 2013?
      I love this.
    • Please please please update this so I can have it in 2013!!!
    • We maintain F# Depth Colorizer as a part of Visual F# Power Tools. Please check it out in VS2012/VS2013 at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/136b942e-9f2c-4c0b-8bac-86d774189cff.
  • Comparisons
    1 Posts | Last post May 02, 2013
    • Hello,
      Love this extension, makes following code so much easier.  The only thing I seem to have issues with is when comparing two programs - different code is no longer highlighted.  I'm using the "Dark with light editor" colour theme.  Is there a way round this?
  • Extension manager is unfair
    2 Posts | Last post December 05, 2010
    • I love this extension, and hope that it finds its way to the first 10 matches when searching for F# in VS2010 Extension Manager's online catalog feature.  However, just like may other Microsoft searches, this one doesn't return anything related to F# when F# is specified in the search string.
    • Like many web searches, the '#' character is bad news.  (For better or for worse,) Type in "fsharp" and you'll have much more luck.