Jul 262014

I noticed that FlashDevelop now supports custom UI themes (it used to only support syntax color schemes I think…). I began looking for a nice dark theme but didn’t find one, so I decided to make one.

It doesn’t seem possible to customize all the colors, for example the gray borders and the scrollbars, but most colors can be changed.


The colors are based on this file by David Pierce https://github.com/dapierce/flashdevelop-colors. I altered the scheme a little bit to suit me better: darker background and other selection and highlight colors. I also changed the font to Consolas (since I didn’t have Source Code Pro).

Syntax color scheme: DK_Solarized_Dark_Syntax.fdz
UI theme: DK_Solarized_Dark_UI.fdi

Run them with FlashDevelop, or import them with Tools > Select UI Theme…
You may need to restart FlashDevelop for all colors to take effect.


 Posted by at 17:49
  • http://www.gemfruit.com/ Matt Porter

    Just got back into haxe / openFL, and stumbled across this theme when in search for a dark theme – great job!

    • http://Danikgames.com Danik

      Thanks, glad it’s useful!

  • rainssong

    it’s perfectly fit my syntax theme~

  • SpaceGaucho

    Hallo, sorry for thread necromancy but I can’t find the “Tools > Select UI Theme…” on the menu.

    Do you know if this was in a different version of flashDevelop ?

    • http://Danikgames.com Danik

      Hi, yes this was in 4.6 so it might have moved. I can’t update to 4.7 at the moment, but it should be available somewhere in the menus.

      • Manuel

        I was using college computers and they had like 3.3 or something. Im at home now and the button is there. Thanks for the reply, and the theme tho =]

  • Ohmnivorus

    Don’t ever take this down. It’s my favourite FlashDevelop/HaxeDevelop theme. https://github.com/dapierce/flashdevelop-colors is down, you are the last remnant of the Solarized Darks.