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Add better color options for colorblind people.

It's not the background or foreground text that gives me trouble, it's the little squiggles that show an error or a warning under text. Someone told me these are different colors, and I can't tell if something is an error or a warning. I looked in the settings and didn't see anything to change them.

int number; (this will have squiggles under it)

The variable 'number' is declared but never used.

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  • Joshua commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm new to VS Studio but I too, am colorblind. So far I am digging the Kimbie Dark theme. It highlights what line you are on (and it's a very big contrast), the colors in the terminal are drastically different from each other and the explorer section looks good enough for me.

    I will say the cursor line that flashes looks like the exact same color as the code so that's my only (mild) complaint. I say give this one a shot guys and gals.

  • Lane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IntelliJ has an option for color blind people using a dark theme. Why does Visual Studio still not offer this for a dark theme?!? Just because I am color blind does not mean I want to deal with eye fatigue from looking at a light theme all day. Seriously, 8% of males are colorblind of some sort, its not like we are asking for something that few people will use! Please Microsoft, please, please please, we're begging (or at least I am), make this happen.

    @Mitch, if you do make one I will buy you a beer if I ever meet you!

  • Mitch Muenster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @ Jamie have you tired the Blue - High contrast theme released with VS2017 update 3?

    you can find it within Visual studio by going to Tools > Options

    Once that window is open, you should be in the section marked "General" under Environment. On the right hand side, there should be a drop down with the current theme selected. in that drop down is the the theme i am talking about

    @Doug Vergari I was thinking about making an extension to make a dark theme with Color Blind friendly colors and working on a Pull request for VS4M with a color blind friendly dark mode. would you be interested in knowing when / if that gets put out?

  • Doug Vergari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe webstorm has this option. It would be nice to have dark theme with color blind friendly colors.

  • Jamie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ironically I'm using this code to draw red and green circles to represent X and Y, the two colors I cannot see.

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