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November 24, 2009

Tabs Studio 2010 style by Jameel Al-Aziz

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Sergey Vlasov @ 5:45 pm

Jameel did a great work designing Tabs Studio style perfectly matching Visual Studio 2010 theme:

Visual Studio 2010 style by Jameel Al-Aziz

Visual Studio 2010 style by Jameel Al-Aziz

His style requires Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Tabs Studio v1.7.6. You can get this style here.

Tabs Studio v1.7.6 is released

Filed under: Releases — Sergey Vlasov @ 5:10 pm

Tabs Studio v1.7.6 is released – added IsGroupFocused and IsGroupWithLastActiveDocument (only in VS 2010) properties for styling, fixed underscore duplication in extension introduced with new style in v1.7.2.

November 10, 2009

Animation effects

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 9:05 pm

You can use WPF animation effects to customize Tabs Studio presentation. Tabs Studio v1.7.3 demonstrates fade effect for the yellow extension background when mouse is over it and transition effect between states for the close tab button. You can turn on these two effects in the Quick Style window:

Quick Style animate option

Quick Style animate option

For example, fade-in effect for an extension starts on mouse enter event, during 0.2 seconds it changes border color from transparent to gray and it changes yellow background from transparent to opaque:

<EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Control.MouseEnter">
        <ColorAnimation  Duration="0:0:0.2" Storyboard.TargetName="Border"    Storyboard.TargetProperty="BorderBrush.Color"  To="Gray"/>
        <DoubleAnimation Duration="0:0:0.2" Storyboard.TargetName="LabelText" Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background.Opacity" To="1"/>

Full sample effects definitions are available when you turn on animation and generate style in the Quick Style window. I think the most common customization for the sample effects provided will be adjustment of animation duration.

Tabs Studio v1.7.3 is released

Filed under: Releases — Sergey Vlasov @ 3:09 pm

Tabs Studio v1.7.3 is released – added a Quick Style option to animate extension selection and the close tab button, improved selected tab glow in Visual Studio 2010, fixed excessive selected tab updates.

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