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      297 comments  ·  Visual Studio » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on this issue. Visual Studio 2013 has added color in several broad reaching icon categories. We classified the icons we focused on into three sets: icons which represent common actions, icons which indicate code hierarchy, and icons that provide some kind of notification. By utilizing a systematic and broadly applicable approach to color use we are better able to effectively convey critical meaning or affiliation through color, to attract attention through color, and to improve scan-ability through color. This approach translates into color being applied to ~80% of standard toolbar and debug toolbar icons, ~75% of code hierarchy icons, and 100% of active notifications.

      Based upon the design goals outlined above and design decisions reflected in the existing scheme for each of the core icon sets we will continue to apply and extend our approach to icon colorization as we move forward. As…

      VILIC VANEVILIC VANE commented  ·   ·  Delete…

      I don't want to be arrogant, but many geniuses do have some obsessions with the UI or colors. I do love the UI of Windows Phone 7.5 (and I own an Omnia 7 & a Lumia 800, preordered a Lumia 920), but on Windows 8, it just sucks. Visual Studio 2012 might look OK on Windows 8, but Visual Studio 2010 looks perfect on Windows 7! The intellisense provided by VS 2012 is gorgeous, the only thing I want is the UI! Bring it back to me as an option built-in, and with all the colors and icons!

      VILIC VANEVILIC VANE gave this 3 votes  · 

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