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Add Line Length Marker in Visual Studio

To add a guiding verical line for the length of the lines in Visual Studio do as follows:

  1. Open registry editor
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\*.0\Text Editor (* depends on your version of VS, 8.0 = VS 2005 and 9.0 = VS 2008)
  3. On the right pane add a new string value and name it "Guides"
  4. Double click on the newly created string value "Guides" and put the following as its value "RGB(255, 20, 147) 80" including the apostrophes. The string specifies two properties – RGB(255, 20, 147) – the color of the line and 80 the line length. You can adjust them to suite your needs.
  5. Close registry editor and restart the Visual Studio.