Qt Creator theme like Visual Studio 2013/2012 Dark Theme for Download

I haven’t found a good place to host files for free online so I am just going to paste the file text here. Copy the text and save it as whatever name you want.xml and move to C:\Users<your username here>\AppData\Roaming\QtProject\qtcreator\styles. Enjoy. 

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<style-scheme version=”1.0″ name=”VS 2013 DARK”>
<style name=”Text” foreground=”#dcdcdc” background=”#1e1e1e”/>
<style name=”Link” foreground=”#0055ff”/>
<style name=”Selection” foreground=”#000000″ background=”#264f78″/>
<style name=”LineNumber” foreground=”#888888″ background=”#232323″/>
<style name=”SearchResult” background=”#555500″/>
<style name=”SearchScope” background=”#222200″/>
<style name=”Parentheses” foreground=”#ff5555″ background=”#333333″/>
<style name=”CurrentLine” background=”#232323″/>
<style name=”CurrentLineNumber” foreground=”#aaaaaa” bold=”true”/>
<style name=”Occurrences” background=”#48f7f2″/>
<style name=”Occurrences.Unused” foreground=”#808000″/>
<style name=”Occurrences.Rename” foreground=”#ffaaaa” background=”#553636″/>
<style name=”Number” foreground=”#b5ce92″/>
<style name=”String” foreground=”#d69d85″/>
<style name=”Type” foreground=”#4ec981″/>
<style name=”Local”/>
<style name=”Field”/>
<style name=”Static” foreground=”#b8d7a3″ italic=”true”/>
<style name=”VirtualMethod” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”Function”/>
<style name=”Keyword” foreground=”#569cba”/>
<style name=”PrimitiveType” foreground=”#45c9b0″/>
<style name=”Operator” foreground=”#aaaaaa”/>
<style name=”Preprocessor” foreground=”#a457c5″/>
<style name=”Label” foreground=”#ffff55″/>
<style name=”Comment” foreground=”#57a64a”/>
<style name=”Doxygen.Comment” foreground=”#55ffff”/>
<style name=”Doxygen.Tag” foreground=”#00a0a0″/>
<style name=”VisualWhitespace” foreground=”#c0c0c0″/>
<style name=”QmlLocalId” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”QmlExternalId” foreground=”#aaaaff” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”QmlTypeId” foreground=”#55ff55″/>
<style name=”QmlRootObjectProperty” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”QmlScopeObjectProperty” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”QmlExternalObjectProperty” foreground=”#aaaaff” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”JsScopeVar” foreground=”#8888ff” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”JsImportVar” foreground=”#8888ff” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”JsGlobalVar” foreground=”#8888ff” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”QmlStateName” italic=”true”/>
<style name=”Binding” foreground=”#ff5555″/>
<style name=”DisabledCode” foreground=”#777777″ background=”#222222″/>
<style name=”AddedLine” foreground=”#55ffff”/>
<style name=”RemovedLine” foreground=”#ff5555″/>
<style name=”DiffFile” foreground=”#55ff55″/>
<style name=”DiffLocation” foreground=”#ffff55″/>
<style name=”DiffFileLine” foreground=”#000000″ background=”#d7d700″/>
<style name=”DiffContextLine” foreground=”#000000″ background=”#8aaab6″/>
<style name=”DiffSourceLine” background=”#8c2d2d”/>
<style name=”DiffSourceChar” foreground=”#000000″ background=”#c34141″/>
<style name=”DiffDestLine” background=”#2d8c2d”/>
<style name=”DiffDestChar” foreground=”#000000″ background=”#41c341″/>

Open Qt Creator and Tools->Options and on the ‘Environment’ tab select ‘dark’ as the theme, then go to the ‘Text Editor’ tab and select VS 2013 DARK as the colour scheme. Least strain on your eyes and highest contrast without overwhelming your poor brain. ie…. my favourite theme.

You will need to manually set the Qt Creator font to Consolas if you want the same font as VS. I still update this file when I find colours that don’t quite match VS properly so if something seems off you can try just redownloading this theme.

The Qt Creator dark theme that applies to all the menus outside of the editor window seems a bit off to me in that they don’t have proper colours for text in some of the menus. Anyone else find this or have a fix?

**Update November 27, 2015 – Qt Creator 3.5.1/Qt 5.5.1 might have fixed this. 

If you are learning C++ and want a few short but insightful tips check out my post here.


7 thoughts on “Qt Creator theme like Visual Studio 2013/2012 Dark Theme for Download

  1. amwashere November 27, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Click here to Download theme >> “The file you’re looking for has been moved or deleted.”


  2. steventaitinger November 27, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    Fixed. Thanks for the comment! I guess it was generating too much traffic for little ol Dropbox.


    • Thorgal December 6, 2015 / 5:00 pm

      Download link doesn’t work.


  3. Thorgal December 6, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Download link doesn’t work 😦


    • steventaitinger December 6, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Anyone know any better free file hosting sites than dropbox and filedropper?


  4. steventaitinger December 6, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Lets try tinyupload.com and see if that is more reliable. Link should be working again…


  5. Anonymous November 5, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    File was deleted by owner or exceeded maximum storage time (100 days from last download).


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