How to fix ReSharper’s bad ToDo item color in Visual Studio.

Sam Rueby Uncategorized 2 Comments

Excuse me as I continue to post fixes to trivial but nevertheless annoying problems that I run into.

So after updating to the new ReSharper EAP, this happened:

NOTE ToDo Item is an unreadable colorI totally can’t read the NOTE in my source code. What gives ReSharper?

Visual Studio Settings showing the Todo item color setting is correctBut if you go into the Visual Studio settings, Todo items should be colored a lighter, readable blue.

Alexander Kurakin from ReSharper support helped me with this annoying issue and linked me here: http://resharper-support.jetbrains.com/entries/26859128-ReSharper-Fonts-Colors-settings-do-not-appear-in-Visual-Studio-after-installation

The steps are bizarre, but it works:

  1. Close all Visual Studio instances
  2. Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio {VS version}\Common7\IDE\Extensions\extensions.configurationchanged file
  3. Type anything there
  4. Save the file
  5. Open VS and check Fonts and Colors in Tools | Options | Environment

The NOTE color is now fixed

Perfect!

  • Jorge Picco

    When trying to open the file i get the “Windows can’t open a file” alert. What program is capable of opening this file?

    • SamRueby

      Any text editor. Notepad should be fine.