Visual Studio Theme Generator

24. March 2010 01:15

Utils Visual Studio 

I just Got bored looking at the same code editor in Visual Studio. Same old white background and same syntax colour highlighting. So I give it a go and jump to Visual Studio options and start playing around with the option available to change the look and feel of the code editor. After trying for a while and working around with some customizations, I gave a second go and do a quick bing search in a hope that I will find some theme for my Visual Studio and Voila! I got one, not a theme but a tool indeed which allows me to customize theme as I want and the name is Visual Studio Theme Generator. It's an online free tool with some simple controls on the page which helps you in customizing your code editor by changing the main colour, background colour, foreground colour and also set he contrast. The tool also gives you the option to choose from a variety of colours. You can see the screenshot of this online tool below.

Make some customizations and click the Refresh button on the top right corner of the page to reflect the changes. Once you are finish with the customizations you can then hit the Create button to save you Visual Studio theme settings, save it to your local disk and import it using Import/Export settings wizard in Visual Studio.

I have downloaded the default theme from the page and here is how my Visual Studio code editor looks like now:

NOTE: You can read the detailed step on the website to import the settings. But before you can import the settings it is recommended that you first take the backup of your current/original Visual Studio settings. This tool is a work of javascript so before you hit it make sure you have javascript enabled for you browser.

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ASP.NET MVC 2 Released

12. March 2010 14:33

ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC Visual Studio 

Microsoft announced the final release of their second and popular ASP.NET MVC framework. This release comes up with some excellent features. Scott Gu's Blog Series on MVC 2 describes the new features and extensibility of this new release.

To list out some new features include:

According to Scott Gu the final release of VS2010 will have in-built support for MVC 2.

Recommend Reading:

Download ASP.NET MVC 2 final release for Visual Studio 2008 and Release Notes from Microsoft Download Center

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Enable intellisense Jquery in Visual Studio 2008

15. January 2010 18:16

Jquery Visual Studio 

Microsoft with Jquery team have added the intellisense support for VS2008. I am using Jquery for the past few months, but never thought that it would be great if there would be intellisense support for Jquery. I read Scott Gu’s post of enable intellisense support for Jquery in Visual Studio. The new Visual Studio 2010 comes pre-packed with Jquery intellisense support.

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