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VS 2012 dark theme is being worked on #317
Yes, I see that. In trying to incorporate my changes, I see 2 main challenges.
Before I do a pull request, I'm trying to see if I can seperate color implementation so that we can use styles from the Microsoft provided Visual Studio Color Theme Editor.
When all of it is in a working state, I'll submit a PR and get it incorporated.
@DanielMPries I think the points you listed are the limitations we know from the
To make things worse, when I ported in the VS 2012 light theme, I set the different colors almost randomly in the skin properties, and then used them in different element rendering. That was the quickest way to port that theme, but it added complexity to the equation and I can now see the VS2013 blue theme (in #316) the issue remains.
Your suggestion on building a standard color palette is great. If you can create a new class
That should heavily simplify the way new themes are developed.