Line Numbers, Where Art Thou?

So as mentioned in my last post, I’m delighted to be able to use C# in the Script Task and Script Component in SSIS for Katmai CTP5. I was a bit less that delighted, however, to not have any line numbers in the the VSTA editor. And to make matters worse, there were no options to turn on line numbers in the Tools Options dialog box!

Yes, I become alarmed very easily.

Then I noticed the “Show all settings” check box, and checked it. This, of course revealed the option I was looking for:

And this, in turn, allowed me to make my code window look like I need it to look:

I know this isn’t high-tech or difficult, but it took me a minute or five to figure out what was going on, so I figured I might not be alone in my distress…


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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3 Responses to Line Numbers, Where Art Thou?

  1. Ted Malone says:

    Wimp!! Who in the (*&*% needs line numbers for C# code?

  2. *Real* developers like line numbers. Slacker.

  3. Unknown says:

    Who knows if this blog is still monitored but THANKS ^^ I was about to give up with finding the line numbers – I summed it up to that not being an option for VSTA

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