Using this Extension
- Download and install the extension
- Restart Visual Studio
- Navigate to Tools > Options > Environment > General and select your color theme:
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Steps to create a custom theme for this project
- For Visual Studio 2019, install the Color Theme Designer extension (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-madsk.ColorThemeDesigner).
- For Visual Studio 2017, install the Color Themes Editor extension (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioPlatformTeam.VisualStudio2017ColorThemeEditor).
Go to Tools -> Customize Colors (CTE extension), or File -> New -> Project and create a VSTheme Project (CTD extension).
Hover over the original theme you want to edit and click on 'Create Copy of Theme'.
Hover over the Custom Theme you created, and click on 'Edit Theme'.
Edit the colors to create a new custom theme.
Click on the Export Theme icon at the top and save the new theme as a vstheme. Then rename the file to xml.
Create a fork of the repo for your theme and add the file within the Themes folder.
a. The ThemeRegistration.pkgdef file (Please add entries in alphabetical order and rootkey token from the GUID of the xml file)
b. The VSColorThemes.csproj file (include the theme file to the project)
c. The source.extension.manifest (don’t update the version – just add to the assets)
Open a pull request and sign the Contributor License Agreement. We'll work with you to get it merged :)
NOTE: Please check the ShellColorTokens.md to ensure your theme contains all of the color tokens listed therein.