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Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 is here customize it to your needs

imageWith the virtual launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 coming up in a few days at

September 12, 2012
9:30 AM PDT (UTC -8:00)

online and although there are a bunch of awesome new features tools, frameworks and APIs in it, there are still a lot of people who find it really hard to adjust to the new Visual Studio Theme and Icon colors and haven’t given it a try yet.

Myself I find that the new theme and especially the “dark” one helps me concentrate and focus on my code instead of the application, but I can totally understand their argument.

So for those of you still hesitating there are two projects that will ease you migration to VS2012.



Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor allows users to create and edit Visual Studio themes. Themes that can customize colors used for menus, toolbars, tabs, titlebars, the text editor, and other environment colors.

And Visual Studio Icon Patcher allows you to update Visual Studio 2012 with the Solution Explorer icons from Visual Studio 2010.

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Kudos to @sevasmios for locating these.

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