June 09, 2009

Nice syntax highlighting in Xcode

I am a big fan of vibrant ink color scheme, and have spent more than a little time so that I can have similar colors when I am looking at code outside of textmate. I have my version of the scheme in Vim, Visual Studio, Trac and now Xcode.

I couldn’t find anyway to export the color schemes in the Xcode properties so I went poking around. Turns out it is exactly where you would expect it:

~/Library/Application Support/Xcode/Color Themes

It has a simple xml plist file, perfect for version control. So I copied it to my dotfiles git repository and symlinked it. So if you want my latest color scheme head over to github and take a look. Or you could just download it.

To install it just drop it into the library directory above.