Visual Studio – Change and Install Color Theme

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Visual Studio comes with different color themes. When opening Visual Studio for the first time, you may see a theme something like below:

To change this theme, go to Tools->Options:

From Environment, select General:

Here we can see the color theme is set to “Blue”. Select a different color theme from the list:

Here we have selected the Dark theme:

You can also install new themes. To install a new theme, download the install file from the site you would like to install from. Let’s go through an example installing from the Dracula theme site at:

Download the zip file:

Unzip to see the files:

Go to Tools->Import and Export Settings:

Optionally select to Import selected environment settings:

Save current settings:

Select Browse:

Browse to and select the .vssettings file to import:

Click Finish:

You will see the message:

The new theme will be applied, in this case the very cool Dracula theme:



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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