Is there an easy way to sync the color scheme/theme between visual studio 2008/2010 and notepad++? I would like to have it so that I could point visual studio and notepad++ to the same document and maintain the styles just through that.

  • +1 This question interests me as well. This would be useful.
    – sange
    Feb 1, 2011 at 20:04
  • The ultimate goal would be to obviously throw this folder into dropbox and sync across all my computers. Feb 1, 2011 at 20:07
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    Pretty sure VS and Notepad++ use completely different ways to define colour schemes, which would make your desired workflow impossible. But I won't bet my life on it.
    – Adam Lear
    Feb 1, 2011 at 20:22

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I am 99.9% sure you can't do it through opening a document, unless there is a way to define color scheme based on extension. The only thing you can do is write a script that changes both .ini files.

Make a system call to run the script, in the beginning of document you are opening, so that when it compiles it changes the .ini files.


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