Tabs Studio Blog (organizing Visual Studio document tabs)

September 17, 2011

Document tabs in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 3:51 pm

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview was released this week:

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Tabs can be pinned now and remain always visible – in the same row with normal tabs, in a separate row above normal tabs and in several rows above normal tabs:

Pinned tabs in a separate row above normal tabs

Pinned tabs in a separate row above normal tabs

Documents opened indirectly, e.g. when you hit a breakpoint in a new file, are displayed in a special preview tab. When you hit a next breakpoint in another new file, the preview tab displays the new file and “forgets” about the previous one. Thus reducing the number of open documents:

The blue preview tab during debugging

The blue preview tab during debugging

Floating documents can be grouped in a separate window and have tab groups within this separate window:

Floating document in a separate window with two vertical tab groups

Floating document in a separate window with two vertical tab groups

Several self-explanatory options are available to customize tabs and windows behavior:

Tabs and windows options

Tabs and windows options

I’ve managed to run Tabs Studio in the new IDE, but need more time to make a proper release:

Tabs Studio tabs in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Tabs Studio tabs in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. The $64,000 question is, can you duplicate the pinning functionality in TabsStudio for VS2010?

    Comment by Stuart Hemming — September 17, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    • Stuart,
      Pinning is needed in Visual Studio to prevent hiding of important tabs (tabs that don’t fit in the single row are hidden). With Tabs Studio no tabs are hidden at all (using multiple rows of tabs). What functionality you would like to duplicate?

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — September 17, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Sorry, I was reading one thing and thinking another. What I’d like to be able to do is pin certain table in to position at the beginning of the list.

    For example, we use TFS, and I always have “Source Control Explorer” open and because I also use your Sorter Add-in, it moves about in the list. I suppose what I’d like is to ‘pin’ a tabs so they stay at the beginning the list and (ideally) aren’t closed when I select the TabsStudio option “Close All Documents”. I know I can duplicate the latter of these with the recent additions to the Marker Add-in, but like all customers, I’m never satisfied! :-)

    Comment by Stuart Hemming — September 18, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    • Stuart,
      I’ll see how it can be implemented. Thank you for the feedback!

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — September 18, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  3. […] little has changed in tabs behavior since the developer preview (see my older blog post Document tabs in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview), but the UI theme is all new: Visual Studio 11 Beta light color […]

    Pingback by Document tabs in Visual Studio 11 Beta « Tabs Studio Blog (organizing Visual Studio document tabs) — March 3, 2012 @ 6:52 pm


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