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Visual studio: find out what elements are called? (to change color in IDE)

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Hi!

There are loads of things i can change color for in the IDE under options->environment->fonts and colors.

But its hard to find out what the ide calls different stuff. Is there a way to hoover something in the text editor to find out what the IDE classifies this as? Or better yet, go directly to the color setting for "that item"?

For example: there are different colors for classes i made and built in classes/primitives. Return types etc, loads of different stuff i need to modify (i have reduced color vision). Now i must take one item at a time, go through the VERY long list in the options and try to guess what that item qualifies as to change it color. Test it by going back to the editor and so on. Very annoying.

Any idea?
Thanks

Erik

Edited by suliman

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Find the name of the IDE that you are using, open a browser, and enter a search engine web-page in the URL-bar, and press enter.

You will get a new page, where you can enter keywords. type "manual <name-of-your-ide> colour settings" or so, and press enter.

You will get a list of Web-resources that can tell you about the subject.

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Yes i can google each one individually (there are at least 20 different "item" i need to set).

But I was asking if the IDE (visual studio) is more clever than that and can tell me what it classifies something as (when hoovering it for example). Is it not possible?

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But I was asking if the IDE (visual studio) is more clever than that and can tell me what it classifies something as (when hoovering it for example). Is it not possible?

Not really, no. The names are mostly self-descriptive, but in the cases they aren't or where there's a more-specific group overriding a more general one, you are left with trial and error. 

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