Get the Dark Theme for the editor but not for the rest of the UI in Visual Studio
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 liked the Dark Theme for the code editing windows but not so much for the rest of the UI. I solved this by just switching to the dark theme, exporting the settings, switching back to the light theme then importing the settings and unchecking 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 Hanselman’s 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.