Stable Symbols in Italic
Display stable symbols in italics to make your code easy to read. When enabled, symbols that rarely change, e.g. those from MFC and third-party libraries, are easily distinguished from those defined in your projects. Know when you reference a method from a base class, or an overriding variant.
Stable symbols include those defined in imported objects, the System namespace and in headers found using Stable include files
in the C/C++ Directories node
. For most installations, the default values are sufficient.
Enable italics in the options dialog
Some fonts display italics better than others. If your italicized symbols are clipped, try a different font. Courier New, Lucida Console and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono work well.