I am using it since the first release, and it is a great job, a fantastic add-in!!! I believe this very useful and reliable tool should have been embedded as a standard feature of VS2012. Could you please update it to work with VS2012? I really hope you are going to release the VS2012 version, and - if not a big problem - mantaining some compatibility with the VS2010 vstheme files.
Nice idea but held back by the lack of support for transparency. Wanted the Aero theme but it just doesn't look right with a grey workspace background around all the toolbars (that's where the transparent bits should go to make it cool).
Would be good if this is fully supported as a built-in feature in the next Visual Studio.
One possible improvement for this version; it is not something people change every day so should not be set as a main menu item, just hidden in Tools-Options.
But well implemented besides the menu position so 4 stars from me.
Other ideas for the future: 1) Change the theme when a bug occurs. 2) As others have said here, change the theme for each new window. 3) Change the theme according to daylight. Us programmers burn the midnight oil or occasionally work overnight to meet a deadline, would be cool if the studio was changing "mood" like one of those lamps from Philips :-)
This is an excellent tool! The one thing it's lacking (in my opinion) is the ability to set fonts, styles, and typefaces. For example, I like to have my keywords and data types in bold, but there's no way that I've seen in this tool that can do that. Is there a way to do that, or is there another tool, or could it be added in the future?
I like very much your extension! I have a application based on VS2013 isolated shell. I could change the manifest so it can be installed. I can modify existing themes but I can't create a new one. The theme editor tries to write the new theme to the extension folder using "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" as the installation target and the extension manager raises an UnsupportedProductException.
Would you kindly support the creation of custom themes in isolated shells?
I can't seem to figure out what color is for the background of the Solution Explorer window, the designer window background, and the output window background/text. Anyone have any ideas if these are customizable? Thanks!
this question was asked befor, but noone gave an answer. if you select "show all" at the theme editor, you get more than 100 name/color... but which one is controlling what? is there a list for what each key stands for? can perhaps someone provide me with screenshots and the keynames there?
That's a very good idea. Right now the only method to properly customize the theme is through trial and error, which is very frustrating. It would be a good idea if it were a screenshot available containing the description for each element, or even better, when you hover an element in the list it could be surrounded by a visible frame in the UI.
Firstly, thanks for the tool. Now using your tool I applied a Elite dark them from http://www.sharepoint.bg/radi/post/Pimp-Your-IDE-Visual-Studio-2010-Themes-and-Skins.aspx But now when I change the Output Window plain text foreground to Yellow and background to a shade of Dark Grey (from Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors)and the background renders fine but the text goes black and is sort of highlighted in light grey background. I wonder if you could tell me what setting in your tool I could use to set the text color and background for Output Window? Thanks.