Friday, April 6, 2012

Interesting use of color in Visual Studio 11

For those of you who have not yet installed Visual Studio 11, Microsoft has decided to remove many of the colors formerly in prior versions of the IDE such as Visual Studio 2010.  Instead, most of the color scheme is either a shade of gray or black.

However, Microsoft still continues to use color in selective places--particularly in the menus.  When you see these items in the menu compared to all of the other menu items, your eyes are immediately drawn to those icons when compared to every other menu item.

It is interesting to note that they continue to use color for what Microsoft deems to be important for menu item recognition, but otherwise removes color entirely from Solution Explorer:

They definitely feel that color has its uses, but just not for viewing files in Solution Explorer???

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