Friday, May 11, 2012

Visual Studio 11 UI WILL have colors

   Most of the .NET developers tried the VS 11 have been very sceptical regarding its "battleship grey" theme. Some of them even called it VS "depressing edition". I myself found difficulties to work with it. Most of the problems were realted to the fact that there are almost no accents though the icons, menus, etc. Making it very dificult to quickly find the button/file you need (Of course, everything has a good side - that way I have memorized almost all shortcuts :) ).
   The good news is that Microsoft have heard the developers and are working in improving the UI and adding just enough colors to improve usability. There also some goodies such as different accents depending on whether you are building/debugging, etc. I am particulary happy with the new icons and files. I will miss the window borders but I guess that's because I am used to them.

Hope you like it too.

Source - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/08/visual-studio-11-user-interface-updates-coming-in-rc.aspx

Source - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/08/visual-studio-11-user-interface-updates-coming-in-rc.aspx
Source - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/08/visual-studio-11-user-interface-updates-coming-in-rc.aspx