Customizing the appearance of Visual Studio

Well, Visual Studio comes quite boring to you. Especially customizing the use of colors and fonts greatly enhances the use of Visual Studio.

I recently came across some sites, that offer some nifty stuff you might need to pimp you appearance of Visual Studio:

  • Fonts
  • pre-configured vssettings-files


One font I just stumbled across is Envy Code R by Damien. This font is just awesome, and I personally like it much better than Consolas (not to mention Courier New, which is out of the question by now!!).


Besides a nice and appealing font you also might want to tweak the color-coding of visual studio; preconfigured vssettings might ease this step.

Thomas Winterdom has a nice collection of Visual Studio Color schemes.

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