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    Best C Compiler with Dark colors?

    Hi all,

    I want to find a compiler/editor like code::blocks that has dark colors. I tried to change the colors on codeblocks but it never looks right when I go into the settings and change the syntax highlighting. Do you have any recommendations on an IDE for C programming that includes a dark theme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C0__0D View Post
    Hi all,

    I want to find a compiler/editor like code::blocks that has dark colors. I tried to change the colors on codeblocks but it never looks right when I go into the settings and change the syntax highlighting. Do you have any recommendations on an IDE for C programming that includes a dark theme?
    This is NOT really a compiler question more of an IDE question.
    You might have more replies under the OS section.
    If nothing else stating you OS might get you more replies.

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    You could set every configurable colour to black - that will certainly make things appear dark. I am assuming that ability to do little things, such as edit code, is secondary to having a dark scheme.

    Code::Blocks (like most other IDEs) typically inherits significant colour settings from the host system by default, rather than having its own theme, so you might try playing with your window system or operating system settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C0__0D View Post
    Hi all,

    I want to find a compiler/editor like code::blocks that has dark colors. I tried to change the colors on codeblocks but it never looks right when I go into the settings and change the syntax highlighting. Do you have any recommendations on an IDE for C programming that includes a dark theme?
    Code::Blocks supports full custom color schemes for the code editor environment. I just checked... I set up a theme resembling the old Borland Turbo-C IDE inside of 3 minutes. Just keep fiddling with it until you get the color scheme you like...

    Code::Blocks doesn't seem to support exporting color schemes and a quick search of my drive turned up nothing... or I would attach a copy of my quick-and-dirty Borland IDE style color scheme.

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    I highly recommend seeing if this scheme is available for your IDE of choice: Solarized - Ethan Schoonover. It has both a light and dark colour scheme (with multiple contrast variations, etc.) and files are available for a wide variety of common IDEs and tools. I use solarized's normal dark scheme as my colour scheme for gvim and terminal. I find it to be the very pleasant to look at and the syntax highlighting to be very clear and expressive.

    edit: Also, the way colours were picked from the colour wheel appeals to my OCD
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    Just a text editor with dark background - >Sublime
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