Recently one of my friends on twitter mentioned they were looking for a Visual Studio extension that would keep the cursor a few lines away from the edge of the editor window to allow you to preview the upcoming text when using the arrows to move the cursor. After looking for one myself and not being able to find one, I decided to take a shot at creating an extension to do just that. It seemed like something that would be pretty easy to make. So I downloaded the Visual Studio SDK and got started. A few hours later I had the basic functionality down and sent it off to my friend to see if that was what he was looking for.

After hearing back that it was what he was looking for, he encouraged me to publish it to the Visual Studio Extension Library, which I did. The extension is called Padded Cursor. If you have VS 2010, please download it and let me know what you think of it.