Not much to add here, except to say that this is possibly a beginning to something mighty big.
[A little note first]. It seems it has taken forever for me to publish this post. In actual fact, it was actually finished back many moons ago. What happened was that, for some god forsaken reason, there appeared to have been a roll back. A little while after I published the article, the article was unpublished and the saved drafts rolled back to when I was only half way through writing this. This totally put me off, and so I basically went away from WordPress for some time, until now.
Any how, lets move on to the actual stuff.
Ever since I got my hands on the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and all it’s goodies and junks, I’ve fallen in love with one thing. It’s dark theme!
It’s the next best thing for those who have super-uber-sensitive eyes. Besides chicken cooked in any possible yummy ways.
Now. Along side C++, I’m also a big fan of the Qt framework (its pronounced ‘cute’ apparently, but I like to call it Q.T.), and it’s ways, and I’ve been learning it with the book “An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt” 2nd ed, by Ezust. A great read to add to my newbie C++ and design patterns knowledge, alongside the obvious Qt materials.
Moving back on topic. The default color schemes for the text editor’s syntax highlighting are pretty ugly if you ask me. Thanks to my mega laziness, I’ve never bothered to fiddle with it, right until a couple days when I’ve finally bite the bullet, and decided to have a go at it!
Now, here comes the hardest part. locating where the color scheme file is placed/stored was a massive pain in the buttock, especially on the Mac.
Windows users can find theirs in:
It’s a bit trickier for Mac users. You would have to first tell finder to show all the hidden files. Then you can go to here:
There’s a couple tutorial that you can find on Google on how to get finder to show hidden files, so i won’t post it here.
Now of course, if you look closely and compare it with VS2012’s dark theme, they are not 100% the same. Beside the different ways the 2 IDE’s identify different syntax elements, I’ve added some personal touch to give more highlight and avoided as much white as possible.
At last, here’s the link to the final XML file for the color scheme: [click me!]
- primitive type colour has been set to blue as it is in MSVS.
- doxygen comment colour has been set to the same green as regular comments but a little lighter.
My take on the Qt Creator’s color(or colour!) scheme. A direct imitation of the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2012’s dark theme for it’s editor.
It’s been a while!
I’ve been doing some odd html/css programming whenever I’m on break from doing C++. It’s actually quite fun and easy, and so I have my own website now! It’s really just a portal to my github page and this blog at the moment. Hopefully I will make more use out of it in the future. The main portal is also linked to my little brother Kevin’s website. Big shout out to the folks who created Code Academy. Got my little brother started learning some html/css there. Plan is he will be able to make a website in the future to host his own drawings and artworks.
Anyway, that’s all for now. 🙂