[MonoDevelop] IDE: What about custom themes?

Maik Kellerhals maik.kellerhals at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 00:35:04 UTC 2012

Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:10 AM, grojguy <m.go-mono <at> grojguys.com> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, a but late to the thread here.  I'm a Windows MonoDevelop user, and
> > not all that familiar with GTK.  My question is the same as the OP... how to
> > use a different UI theme for different colors/fonts across the entire
> > MonoDevelop UI.  (My MonoDevelop 2.4 install has it's own local GTK)
> > Could anyone give an example of how to add a different theme to the GTK
> > ../themes path such that it becomes available in the Tools -> Preferences ->
> > User Interface Theme?
> >
> > And if only the Clearlooks engine is supported, then why do I have
> > ../engines/libwimp.dll?
> It's on Mac that we only ship the Clearlooks engine with Mono's
> bundled GTK. On Windows we only ship WIMP in GTK#'s bundled GTK.
> In both cases you could use other engines if you were to obtain and
> install them, but building GTK engines tends to require building GTK
> which is nontrivial on those platforms (I've never done it). You might
> be able to get compiled engine dlls from elsewhere, then you could
> install your theme to C:\Program Files
> (x86)\GtkSharp\2.12\share\themes.

Sorry, I'm a bit late here...

I tried everything but just don't get this to work on Windows. 

I found some dlls, but however I try to install them, the MonoDevelop (2.8) 
Theme won't change... 

I'd really like the Interface to have a darker colour (not only the code 

And why put the selectbox into the settings when there's no manual anywhere that 
describes how to get different gtk themes to work?

Is it at all possible on Windows (Win 7 64Bit)? If so, can anyone provide a 
step-by-step guide that is easy to understand? (i have never worked with 
anything gtk-related before...)

I start to think that I should just stop trying. Put far too much time into this 

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