Migrating your Editor Colors to Delphi 10.4 Sydney

RAD Studio 10.4 Sydney introduces Custom themes for editor colors. Here is how to migrate your 10.3 settings to 10.4.

First, we make a custom color theme in 10.4 – go to Options | User Interface | Editor | Color.
With the current colors, just click on [Save As] and and give your personal scheme a name. 
I called mine Lars.

This creates a Registry branch, named HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Editor\Highlight\Custom themes\Lars

In RegEdit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\20.0\Editor\Highlight (i.e. the Rio branch)

Export to a file, f.x. MyColors.reg

In MyColors.reg, you’ll see

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\20.0\Editor\Highlight]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\20.0\Editor\Highlight\Additional search match highlight]
... and so on

Now, Open MyColors.reg in Notepad, search for “20.0\Editor\Highlight\” and replace it with “21.0\Editor\Highlight\Custom themes\Lars”.

Add the two branch paths for good measure.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Editor\Highlight]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Editor\Highlight\Custom themes]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Editor\Highlight\Custom themes\Lars]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Editor\Highlight\Custom themes\Lars\Additional search match highlight]
... and so on

Import the file into the registry, Restart the 10.4, go to Options | User Interface | Editor | Color and pick the custom theme “Lars”.

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