[MonoDevelop] IDE: What about custom themes?

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 23:14:39 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:10 AM, grojguy <m.go-mono at grojguys.com> wrote:
> Sorry, a but late to the thread here.  I'm a Windows MonoDevelop user, and
> not all that familiar with GTK.  My question is the same as the OP... how to
> use a different UI theme for different colors/fonts across the entire
> MonoDevelop UI.  (My MonoDevelop 2.4 install has it's own local GTK)
> Could anyone give an example of how to add a different theme to the GTK
> ../themes path such that it becomes available in the Tools -> Preferences ->
> User Interface Theme?
> And if only the Clearlooks engine is supported, then why do I have
> ../engines/libwimp.dll?

It's on Mac that we only ship the Clearlooks engine with Mono's
bundled GTK. On Windows we only ship WIMP in GTK#'s bundled GTK.

In both cases you could use other engines if you were to obtain and
install them, but building GTK engines tends to require building GTK
which is nontrivial on those platforms (I've never done it). You might
be able to get compiled engine dlls from elsewhere, then you could
install your theme to C:\Program Files

Michael Hutchinson

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