DVT IDE for VS Code VHDL User Guide
Rev. 22.1.36, 22 November 2022

Chapter 17. Syntax Coloring

Source code is colored in the DVT editor. Some language constructs are colored based on a syntactical analysis of the code, while others require a more elaborate semantic analysis. Semantic coloring is only performed when the source code is compiled.

In order to make use of the DVT syntax coloring, you need to enable a DVT custom theme. Use the Preferences: Color Theme command and select either DVT Light or DVT Dark to enable specific syntax coloring.

You can easily enable/disable Semantic Highlight from File > Preferences > Settings > Text Editor > Semantic Highlighting: Enabled.