Bring back a 1980s theme to the IDE, similar to Turbo C with UPPERCASE menus and monocolour icons.
The theme in the IDE for VS2010 is so modern it looks terrible. What I really want is a theme similar to Borland Turbo C. ALL UPPERCASE MENUS, no depth to anything, and monocolour icons. I want to feel like I am back in the DOS console. Take me back Microsoft, your C++ conformance does so why not the IDE.
Thank you for the suggestion. We are not making any changes to VS 2010; however, recent versions of Visual Studio allows you the user to specify menu to all uppercase or regular case. You can change it in Tools > Options > Environment > General and check/uncheck “Apply title case styling to menu bar”.
Program Manager – Visual Studio IDE
i must add my vote just for the lolz
i rokcmbo (roll on keyboard chuckle my butt off) at this
"I want to feel like I am back in the DOS console.
Take me back Microsoft,
>> your C++ Conformance does <<
so why not the IDE"
Nick, I'm afraid you're too late. Microsoft already spent the time to implement this suggestion, and those novelty retro themes ended up being the only ones available in Visual Studio 2012.
Nick Lechnowskyj commented
Really? You guys want MS to spend time making some novelty retro theme? Visual Studio is an application for getting serious work done. This isn't a at your leisure Windows Movie Maker program. Adding this "feature" brings no real world benefit to anyone including you.
Chris Dobson commented
A++ would vote again.
This gets my vote just to highlight the silliness of the Visual Studio 2012 UI
Jesse McGrew commented
Shouldn't this be marked as completed?
I'd upvote this brilliant suggestion if I didn't already spend my votes on other issues addressing huge deficiencies in Visual C++.
Sad, but true.