Visual Studio Colour Scheme

I was getting bored with dark colour schemes in Visual Studio, so about a month ago I put together a colour scheme that matches The colours my blog uses are inspired by StackOverflow, with a few small differences to make it fit with the other colours I use.

Here is how C# code looks:

C# code

Here is how XAML looks:

XAML code

And XML files:

XML code

Download the colour scheme (for Visual Studio 2008).

You can also get it from StudioStyles:

A picture of me

Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.

11 Dec 2009

Thanks Paul. I will try it out for the day and see if it passes as a replacement my VibrantInk color scheme.

Mike Strobel
Mike Strobel
11 Dec 2009

It took me a while to get used to an inverted color scheme, but now I'm hooked.

VS2008 + ReSharper Colors

Wil Welsh
Wil Welsh
08 Jan 2010

When attempting to download your settings file, mozilla throws this: The page isn't redirecting properly.

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

09 Jan 2010

Hi Wil, I've fixed the link.