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Update! Download for Visual Studio 2012 and ReSharper 7!
Since I switched to the dark side I’ve made several tweeks and customizations to the Son of Obsidian scheme. I’m a heavy ReSharper user (i.e. addict) and ReSharper on its own extends and overrides some of the the highlighting and what not in Visual Studio, hence the original scheme looks a bit broken when turning on all the ReSharper features.
I’ve finally decided that is was time to publish my changes so if you’re into Son of Obsidian and ReSharper, this is for you:
Download Son Of Obsidian scheme for Visual Studio 2012 (NEW!)Download Son Of Obsidian scheme for Visual Studio 2010
To enable the enhanced syntax highlighting and color identifiers in ReSharper, go to the Options dialog and check both Color identifiers and Highlight color usages.
See how to change Visual Studio color scheme
Photographed for Hotspot · Photo by Henrik Bäck
A couple of month ago I switched my Dell dev machine for a new MacBook Pro and it has been a joy ever since. Even though my main work still is in Windows and Visual Studio I much rather do it on a virtual machine on top of Mac OS X than on my old Dell.
I’m running Win7 virtually on VirtualBox complete with my dev tools, including Visual Studio and ReSharper.
For office and communication I’m using Office 2011 and Communicator 2011 for Mac and it works great!
Do you also want to join the dark side? This is the theme I use.
Update: Download My customized Son of Obsidian Visual Studio color scheme for ReSharper
Download it from studiostyl.es/schemes/son-of-obsidian
Go to Tools > Options > Environment > Import and Export Settings
Check Use team settings file and click Browse…
Select the .vssettings file downloaded from above and click OK.
Note: When using the team settings file option the previous settings are preserved and can easily be restored by unchecking again.