Color Theming Tools


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The VS SDK provides several tools to help you create and manage color themes.

  • The VSIX Color Editor tool can create and edit custom colors for Visual Studio.

  • The VSIX Color Compiler tool converts existing Visual Studio theme .xml files into .pkgdef for your extension.