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Visual Studio

Dracula Theme for Visual Studio
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Visual Studio

Download from Microsoft's official extension store

The most recommended way 🦇

In this option, you will always find the latest version of the theme for the newest version of Visual Studio.

Below you will see other download options, including different theme versions that support older versions of Visual Studio.

Downloading using Git

If you are a Git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repository:

git clone https://github.com/dracula/visual-studio

The default branch is the most recent year of Visual Studio (2022) we support. If you need to use an older version like 2019, you will need to check out that branch.

git checkout 2019

Downloading manually

You can download the theme from GitHub.



How to install and activate the theme


  1. Run the DraculaTheme.vsix file;
  2. Select the Visual Studio version you want to install the theme and click Install;
  3. With the installation complete, open your Visual Studio;
  4. Navigate to Tools -> Theme and tick Dracula Theme;
  5. Ready! 🚀


  1. Start Visual Studio;
  2. Go to Preferences -> Text Editor -> Color Theme;
  3. Click "Add", find the unzipped folder and select the .vssettings file;
  4. Click "Open";
  5. Select the Dracula Theme theme option to preview it;
  6. Click "Ok" to apply it;
  7. Ready! 🚀

Known Issues

We know both C/C++ languages don't have the tokens to be coloured appropriately in the IDE. And they depend on packages and extensions in both VS and VSCode.

For context, this 🦇 Dracula Theme for VS uses the VSCode theme as a base.

Any suggestions and contributions are welcome. ✨