Dark Theme for SQL Server Management Studio 2017 (SSMS 2017)
Dark Theme works well in Visual Studio and should be included in SSMS. It helps reduce eye strain after long periods of development and debugging.
What the heck are they doing? The dark theme is really important! Why don't they want to inverst in such? This is dump from their side! mb
need now commented
yes they must get it done my eyes cannot take it any longer
Jambalaya Jones commented
Ok, yes, dark theme would make it look cool-ish, but seriously, is this really what we want the SQLServer team to drop everything else to get done? There are so many other things that REALLY need to get done; why not upvote some of those instead of this window dressing?
This has the most votes and it has been asked for several years. What's the hold up!?
I have to point out that some guys said 'dark theme saves a lot of energe' which is not true for LCD/LED displayers. This is only true for amoled displayers... but it does protect eyes... at nights
For version 2017, pls try if below method works
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\140\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\ssms.pkgundef
comment or remove this line
Northrip, Patrick - 1240 commented
Need this to be changed to 18.4...
OH NO NOT THE BEES commented
MY EYES! MY EYES! IT'S TOO BRIGHT!
david wright commented
It's not going to help much with debugging, given that the debugger has been deprecated.
The Boss commented
I had the lights real low the other night and opened up SSMS... I was blinded by the light!
At this point I'd consider it a health risk.
Roland Dickey Jr. commented
Yessir, if y'all do this, I'll get my boys off Oracle onto SQL Server. S'all they're askin' fer.
Please add a dark theme.
Maybe we can update this suggestion so it points to SSMS 2018?
tom Jagger commented
Any update on this?
Ricardo Leka commented
It´ll be nice if every one open a post request the same.
And not to forget: dark themes save a lot of energy, so they are good for your wallet and for the society :)
It's 2019! Dark theme should be considered a standard feature in any application.
Can someone from Microsoft explain why this is unplanned? Just marking it so with no explanation (especially for the highest vote getter by far) is... I'll just say poor customer service.
It also appears that you disabled the theme completely (changing the file no longer works - at least for me). Was this intentional? If so, why? I get horrible headaches looking at white screens all day due to an eye condition, so I am not asking this rhetorically. I am serious and would appreciate an answer (not that it matters to MS apparently).
Chris Jordan commented
Themes that are too light and bright hurt my eyes. I can't believe you guys won't work on a dark theme. How much effort could it really take? A bunch of the work seems to already be done. We just need to go into ssms.pkgundef and comment out that last line. Why not just finish what was started?
Seriously... how much could it possibly cost?
This was in the preview but taken out? I'd rather have the preview then. This GA is gross.
Eric Hutton commented
Please add to the plan!!! Why roll it out in the prerelease versions for 18, then take it back for GA?!?! I'm going to roll back my installation. Yes, I know you can hack ssms.pkgundef - but I don't have admin privileges on my work machine, so I can't do that... no problems getting permission to install release candidates though... go figure.
Mark Radcliffe commented
Why is Microsoft ignoring their customers most voted for feature? Sure this is only for a 2017 version but it should have been done in the new version which updated to using a new shell. There is hardly any extra work to be done. Just complete it!