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Monokai for Visual Studio

Monokai Font and Color setting for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 with normal and bold variations.

Upon not finding an existing Visual Studio implementation of Wimer Hazenberg's excellent TextMate theme, Monokai, I was certain that either I have strange taste, or the entire .NET development community has no taste. I'm going with the latter, you chumps.

These vssettings files implement most of the original theme as closely as possible, taking into account that VS does not provide as many contextual elements for syntax coloring as TextMate. In such cases, the theme tries to adhere to the spirit of Monokai rather than the letter.

Notes

  • Using this theme without having Consolas installed is a waste of time
  • This theme was originally designed on an XP box with ClearType enabled. Depending on your version of Windows/ClearType and your monitor, you may find the bold or normal variants better suit your environment.
  • Designed mostly for web work. Not yet optimized for XAML, etc. Feel free to improve it!

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Installation

Pretty standard:

From Visual Studio, select Tools > Import and Export Settings and follow the wizard to import either monokai-2010-normal.vssettings or monokai-2010-bold.vssettings

The vssettings files only contain font and color data, but do please back up your settings anyway.

Credit

Copyright 2009 Michael Monteleone

Based on the original TextMate Theme by Wimer Hazenberg

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2009 Michael Monteleone

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.