I just downloaded the shiny new Visual Studio 11 BETA and haven’t had so much time to use it yet. But one thing i was curious about was the new built-in dark theme they provided. I really liked the Dark Theme for the code editing windows but not so much for the rest of the UI. I solved this by just switch to the dark theme, export the settings, switch back to light theme then import the settings and unchecked everything but the colors & fonts. Worked like a charm! I recorded a video of it below.
This stopped working in the 2012 RC version but after a comment on a post in the amazing Scott Hanselmans blog he sent me this theme that is the dark “code” theme that could be used with the light UI. You can download the file here.
Link: Dark Setting Theme