How to export settings from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2008

This is particularly helpful when you want to copy colour settings / Visual Studio theme from one machine to another or across different versions of VS you have (say at your laptop and some customer’s PC)

Simply get the VS2010 import file, right click, open with, choose a program, and pick any simple editor, say Notepad

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Yeah, you got it, what you need is to change:

<UserSettings>
    <ApplicationIdentity version="10.0"/>

To

<UserSettings>
    <ApplicationIdentity version="9.0"/>

Now you can use that in VS2008 Without any problem…

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