Visual Studio 2008 theme
When I upgraded to Visual Studio 2008 I stumbled on Jon Galloway’s post about
Ten Tips for a Happy Upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 (Release). The best, very best, tip was changing the theme. The new theme I’m using has a dark gray background. At at first this was a novelty and it was making me feel all 1337 while coding. So I gave this new theme 1 week. A week pasted and, to be honest, I was too lazy to change it back. A week turned into a couple months, and before I knew it I am addicted. It hit the other day when I was helping someone out. The blazing white that I was so use to, almost gave me a headache.
There are the comments that come my way like “Do you really work like that?” or “How can you work like that?”. It is honestly easier on my eyes and I can tolerate sitting in front of the screen longer (don’t tell management). Really the only complaint I have is I miss the XML highlighting.
Give it a shot, download the theme.
Sample of code in the theme:
Functions with values and enum highlighting