How can I toggle word wrap in Visual Studio?

Does Visual Studio .NET have a way to toggle word-wrap on and off?

I am used to this feature in Eclipse which allows you to right click and toggle word wrap on and off so that when you have long lines that extend out to the right, you don't have to move the bottom scroll bar right and left to read your code/html:



When viewing a document: Edit / Advanced / Word Wrap (Ctrl+E, W)

General settings: Tools / Options / Text Editor / All Languages / Word wrap

Or search for 'word wrap' in the Quick Launch box.

Known issues:

If you're familiar with word wrap in Notepad++, Sublime Text, or Visual Studio Code, be aware of the following issues where Visual Studio behaves differently to other editors:

  1. Triple click doesn't select whole line
  2. Cut command doesn't delete whole line
  3. Pressing End key twice does not move cursor to end of line

If you'd like these fixed, please vote on UserVoice.

I use this feature often enough that I add a custom button to the command bar.

  1. Click on the Add or Remove Buttons -> Customize
  2. Click on the Commands tab
  3. Click Add Command...
  4. Select Edit (or Edit|Advanced for newer VS versions) from the list
  5. Find Toggle Word Wrap and drag it onto your bar

As of Visual Studio 2013, the word wrap feature is finally usable—it respects indentation. There's still a couple of issues (line highlighting, selection), but it's worth using. Here's how

In Visual Studio 2005 Pro:

Ctrl + E, Ctrl + W

Or menu EditAdvancedWord Wrap.

  1. Open the output window.

  2. Look for the little icon on the very right-hand side of the toolbar that starts with the text "Show output from:" in it. It looks like a small window with a carriage return icon. When you hover over it Visual Studio should display "Toggle Word Wrap" near your mouse pointer.

  3. Click that icon.

You now have learned something that was so painfully obvious I feel embarrassed for not knowing this long ago and thus have chosen to pay my dues and share my answer with others so they don't suffer the same agony I have.

Seriously, this is really useful for those with small screens. I have a small Lilliput USB monitor that is good for small tool windows, Skype IM, etc. It works great for putting the output window on, except that it sucks having to always sideways scroll. After just putting up with sideways scroll for months I finally decided to see if I could make it word wrap. The answer was so easy but the amount of time/effort it saves is tremendous.

In Visual Studio 2008, CTRL+E+W.

In Visual Studio 2017 Edit -> Advanced-> Word Wrap OR Ctrl + E + W

In Visual Studio 2008 it is Ctrl + E + W.

Use menu EditAdvancedWord Wrap in Visual Studio 2003.

In latest version. the left bottom of the icon setting setting setting "text editor"> "word wrap" on word wrap

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