Smart Code Coloring with CoCo
Remember the days when we had the choice of one color, usually White or Green, for our code (cause we were using a DOS)? And that first time you saw syntax coloring and how your brain exploded?
Yeah, I don't either (um... yeah...)
Today color is all over our coding windows or IDE's. But, in many cases, it's not really "smart" coloring. It's simple, this is a data type, this is a variable, this is the start/end of an enclosure, etc.
What would be cool is a way to use the smarts in the .NET Compiler Platform (fka as Roslyn) to intelligently color your code...
I guess that makes George Aleksandria's project officially cool!
An open source extension that uses Roslyn to color and decorate our C# code.
A Visual Studio 2017 extension that uses Roslyn API's for analyzing C# source code and colorize appropriate syntax nodes to different colors. It makes easily recognizabling the supported elements.
Extension supports following elements:
- Alias for namespaces
- Fields in the local scope
- Instance methods and constructor
- Static and extension methods
- Instance fields
- Enum fields
Use Visual Studio Fonts and Colors options to change colors for items. Look for items in Display Items that starts with CoCo format:
If you are looking the same extension for Visual Studio 2015 you can get it from here.
In the Dark theme:
In the Light/Blue theme:
... Click through to download it ...
And has George said, it's open source, https://github.com/GeorgeAlexandria/CoCo