Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor

There are several extensions available for Visual Studio to add color in the Text Editor. I think text editor colors may enhance the developer's performance by providing a better coding experience. For this article, I'm going to use Viasfora Visual Studio Extension to add colors in the Visual Studio 2019 text editor.
 
Let's start.
 
Open Visual Studio and go to Extension menu and select Manage Extensions.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
Search for Viasfora in the Manage Extensions window and click on the download button to install Viasfora Extension,
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
After downloading the extension Visual Studio requires you to close all open windows to begin modification or installing extensions.
 
Close all open windows and VSIX Installer will start installing the Viasfora extension. Click on Modify button to confirm the installation.

Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
After confirmation, the Viasfora Extension installation will be started.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
After a few seconds, the installation will be completed and a confirmation window will be shown, then click on the cancel button.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
Now open Visual Studio and see the Text Editor colors.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
We can see at line number 30 and 35 the opening curly braces colors have been changed.
 
We can also customize these colors from the Visual Studio Options for Viasfor extension. To set the desired color go to Tools menu and select Options. And then select Viasfora or search for Viasfora.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
Here you can specify your desired colors and settings for your text editor.
 
Let's see, I'm interested in changing my brace colors. There are different colors for different brace levels. I want to change my first level brace color to red. So select Rainbow Braces menu and change Level 1 color to red.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 
Now you can see that our first level curly braces color has been changed to red  at line number 26.
 
Add Color To Your Visual Studio Text Editor
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned how to add colors to Visual Studio Text Editor by using Viasfora extension. First, we install Viasfora Visual Studio Extension and then see how to set different colors for different things. You can explore other options to set your Text Editor according to your desire for a better coding experience.