The Visual Studio 2017 Color Theme Editor is Finally Available!

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Dev Humans are weird. Some will spend hours and days tweaking the colors of their IDE, making their perfect theme, and some are just fine with the default themes (and let's not even bring up the Light vs Dark topic...).

If crafting the perfect theme is your thing, you'll be very happy to know that the Visual Studio 2017 Theme Editor is finally available. Start your theme tweaking engines!

Visual Studio 2017 Color Theme Editor

Allows users to customize the Visual Studio 2017 color palette.

This Channel 9 video gives an in-depth description of how to use the extension.

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Features & Benefits

  • Import and upgrade themes from Visual Studio 2015
  • Added support for new Visual Studio 2017 features - including Start Page and Developer News
  • Easily rename custom themes
  • Preview text color and background combinations in the theme editor before applying the theme
  • Choose from several prebuilt themes including a Light theme with a dark editor, a Dark theme with a light editor, two themes based on Ethan Schoonover's Solarized color palette, and four additional colored themes (Red, Green, Tan, Purple)
  • Ability to copy/paste, undo/redo, and multi-select editcolor values
  • A new and improved color picker to easily change your theme’s colors
  • More Visual Studio UI that can be modified including most tool window backgrounds and selection colors
  • Customize your editor colors from the theme editor UI
  • Copy colors from existing themes to easily create variations on the prebuilt themes
  • Import and export themes to share themes across multiple machines or with friends

[Click through to download it now]



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