Pimp Your IDE: Visual Studio 2010 Themes and Skins

by Ради Атанасов 16. May 2010 04:35

For those who know me, I have always been a HUGE fan of customizing my development environment. Well now with Visual Studio 2010 we can do more than what we could do with VS 2008… I’ve always known that, but now I found the right tool to help me do it.

Visual Studio Color Theme Editor lets you change the colors of VS 2010 and save a set as a “theme”. Here is my first VS 2010 dark theme:

Elite Dark


Just install the extension and open my theme and you are ready to go!

Download Visual Studio Color Theme Editor

Download my theme: Elite Dark (LINK FIXED!!!)

UPDATE: My initial version had dark shades on the grid, I made them a bit lighter. ZIP file updated.

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Comments (5) -

5/16/2010 4:53:50 AM #

Code dude

The closest thing to god that I've seen. well done.

Code dude | Reply

8/17/2010 1:07:48 AM #


Cool theme


michael | Reply

8/25/2010 1:09:59 PM #


Love the theme, but in the FileTab row, the little drop down menu that displays files that are currently open has a black gradient with black text.  It makes items in the list hard to see.   I've been trying to figure out which element controls the text color in this menu, but haven't had much luck.  Do you know which element it is?

dstanley | Reply

11/22/2010 5:47:50 PM #


Looks great - but the link doesn't work..
Can you put it somewhere else?


LinkDisaster | Reply

11/22/2010 10:46:45 PM #

Ради Атанасов

Hey guys,

This download URL has been sorted out.

Radi A.

Ради Атанасов | Reply

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