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Type: Bug
ID: 770603
Opened: 11/9/2012 6:13:58 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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In the text editor, the type color for structs is black (like plain text).

It don't use the " User Types (Value types)" of "fonts and colors" options.
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Posted by Nicolas Rafalowski on 4/8/2013 at 3:32 AM
Donata's workaround worked for me
Posted by Kishore Annavarapu on 1/16/2013 at 10:29 AM
Astynax777's workaround worked for me.
Posted by Astynax777 on 12/20/2012 at 7:36 PM
Luke pointed me in the right direction! It's definitely Productivity Power Tools - specifically the "Colorized Parameter Help". Turning this off fixed the issue and brought up the source of the issue with PPT - A message box popped up stating "Unable to modify Colorized Parameter Help: Could not find file "..... AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions\hyhhiyjo.2or\ColorizedSignatureHelp.pkgdef.disabled". I can live with this feature off.
Posted by Luke Kolodziej on 12/17/2012 at 11:09 AM
I am experiencing this as well. Executing "devenv.exe /setup" had no effect. So I ran Visual Studio in safe mode ("devenv.exe /SafeMode") and the coloring was as expected. So I stated disabling extensions one by one until the expected coloring appeared. The extension that I found to be responsible is the Microsoft extension "Productivity Power Tools." (version 11.0.51106.2)
Posted by Microsoft on 12/10/2012 at 8:36 AM

Unfortunately, we are not able to repro the problem. However, it sounds like something might not be registered properly. Could you try the following steps on your machine and see if that corrects the issue?

1. Close all running instances of Visual Studio 2012.
2. From the Start menu, open a Visual Studio 2012 Developer Command Prompt.
3. At the command prompt, type "devenv.exe /setup" (no quotes)
4. After the command executes, open Visual Studio 2012.

Does this fix the issue?

Kind Regards,
Dustin Campbell
Visual Studio Managed Languages
Posted by Microsoft on 11/15/2012 at 1:39 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 11/12/2012 at 1:27 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 11/9/2012 at 6:49 AM
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Posted by RobSiklos on 5/22/2013 at 1:25 PM
If you have the VS Color Theme Editor extension installed, clicking on Tools -> Change Color Theme and selecting the theme that's already selected, it will fix the colors. Unfortunately, you have to do this every time you start Visual Studio, if you want to rely on this workaround.
Posted by Donatas on 1/24/2013 at 1:08 AM
There is a workaround without turning off "Colorized Parameter Help".
Go to Tools > Options > Environment > Fonts and Colors in Display items select "User Types (Value types)" click Custom next to Item foreground color and in the color picker change Red, Green or Blue by 1, i.e. to make a custom color which basically looks the same. OK on all the dialogs and problem solved.
Posted by Astynax777 on 12/20/2012 at 7:37 PM
Productivity Power Tools - specifically the "Colorized Parameter Help" is causing this bug. Turning off "Colorized Parameter Help" fixes the issue.
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