Custom Colors In MSVC|
Many coders heavily customize the default color scheme in MSVC to
reflect their own personal style. Unfortunately, MSVC's configuration
dialog is limited to the standard 16 windows colors. Here is how to
change the colors to be any RGB value you like:
Go to Tools-Options-Format and find the color you want to change.
Set it to anything other than AUTOMATIC.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DevStudio\6.0\Format\Source
A series of nicely-named binary values are there for each attribute that
can be configured. Each setting starts with 2 RGBA values for the
foreground and background colors. The rest is the font settings (bold,
etc.) and some bit that indicates to use automatic colors. If the
automatic colors bit is on then your changes will not take effect.
Once you do this, you can still safely use Tools-Options-Format without
it destroying your settings.
The zip file viewer built into the Developer Toolbox made use
of the zlib library, as well as the zlibdll source additions.