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      1211 comments  ·  Visual Studio » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Updated Status: 7/2/2013

      Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on this issue. Visual Studio 2013 has increased color and contrast use within the user interface while continuing to focus on giving the content you are creating and editing visual prominence. We’ve utilized the feedback you gave us to help refine our approach to color and contrast within three main areas: 1) we added color to icons and reduced line weights to improve icon scan-ability and to better communicate icon meaning and categorization; 2) we added line work and raised contrast levels to increase visual separation between screen regions; 3) we included a built-in “Blue” theme option at product first launch to better support user choice.

      In keeping with these three areas we have made many changes to the Visual Studio 2013 built-in themes. In high utilization and icon intensive areas of the product, such as common toolbar actions and…

      DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Delete…

      The color theme editor, whilst a welcome improvement, does NOT address the real problem, which is the difficulty of differentiating UI elements from each other - everything just blurs into one big mess, and it's hard to see where one element ends and the other starts.

      We need a "Theme Editor" rather than a "Color Theme Editor" - with a VS2010 theme as one of the available options.

      DavidDavid gave this 3 votes  · 

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