[MonoDevelop] Importing old syntax highlight colour schemes?

Mike Krüger mkrueger at xamarin.com
Thu Apr 11 09:40:23 UTC 2013


> It was Style Eclipse (http://studiostyl.es/schemes/style_eclipse). 
> I've done lots of Java dev at work and while it isn't the greatest 
> scheme, I find it far less eye burning or eye straining than the 
> available options. I have hit a few bugs and crashes that I need to 
> report, though, so it might be related.
The style worked for me. What was the problem with it ?
> I wasn't thinking of overrides across themes, just within themes. If I 
> say my base colour is #000000 instead of the default #444444 then I 
> don't want to have to go through every single token that uses #444444 
> and set it to black as well.

There is fallback to "Plain Text" - but to plain text only.

> If I could enable (say) the colouring of strings then I could choose 
> whether to have them the default or a custom colour, and if it was the 
> default then it'd change as well whenever I changed the base colour.
> Similarly, if there was a base "all strings" option and then I could 
> enable a custom colour for "C# @ verbatim strings" or disable it and 
> let it fall back to the default (which could change and verbatim 
> strings would change automatically).
> I understand if VS.Net limits what you can do in some areas, but it 
> just feels like "specify everything so that you have to change 
> everything" isn't the best way to go.
But it's easier to add new colors - because I can't break the fallback 

> The blog post seemed to imply that import wasn't stable yet. Also, 
> someone needs to set up a site to host them, I guess, since 
> StudioStyles is MS-centric.
The importer is stable - that's why it got included after the 4.0 
release, it wasn't finished at that time. But now it works.


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