Saturday, June 19, 2010

Issue with Visual Studio 2010 and dark color themes

I have recently moved to a dark color theme for all my code editors. It is much easier on the eyes. But I recently came across an issue that I can’t figure out how to correct and was hoping that someone will have an answer.
When the method info box pops up this is what it looks like
vs2010dark
Now obviously this is not very useful as you can only read “void” and even that is hard to read. I either need to be able to change the background color of the popup window or the color of the text that is displayed in there.
If anyone is interested, the color theme I am using is based on “Coding Instinct” found on StudioStyles.
Here is my modified version, just has some tweaks that were not in it when I started using it, like the line numbers background was white and when you hover a collapsible block it was white, things like that.

Update:
Seems this problem is caused by Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools. It enables the code highlighting in the to the parameter help. Email your congressman to see if we can get a way to fix or disable this.
 
Update 2:
This can be fixed. In the Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors set Signature Help Tooltip Background to a darker color of your choice.

Issue with Visual Studio 2010 and dark color themes

I have recently moved to a dark color theme for all my code editors. It is much easier on the eyes. But I recently came across an issue that I can’t figure out how to correct and was hoping that someone will have an answer.
When the method info box pops up this is what it looks like
vs2010dark
Now obviously this is not very useful as you can only read “void” and even that is hard to read. I either need to be able to change the background color of the popup window or the color of the text that is displayed in there.
If anyone is interested, the color theme I am using is based on “Coding Instinct” found on StudioStyles.
Here is my modified version, just has some tweaks that were not in it when I started using it, like the line numbers background was white and when you hover a collapsible block it was white, things like that.

Update:
Seems this problem is caused by Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools. It enables the code highlighting in the to the parameter help. Email your congressman to see if we can get a way to fix or disable this.
 
Update 2:
This can be fixed. In the Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors set Signature Help Tooltip Background to a darker color of your choice.