Tabs Studio v1.8.5 is released – fixed the Remove path from tab name option for SSMS broken in v1.8.2, changed installer to leave disabled Tabs Studio state in SSMS on upgrade, fixed 2 pixels tabs overflow over a code window in SSMS, fixed occasional 1 pixel dark line under the tabs.
February 19, 2010
February 18, 2010
I’ve prepared two tab context menu translations for German and Spanish localized Visual Studio editions:
Feel free to correct my translation and update it with other languages. To add a new language just copy an existing .resx and provide translated string values:
Download Localizer v1.0.0
February 15, 2010
Tabs Studio v1.8.3 is released – added two additional tabs layouts: Wrap and Stack.
I’ve added two additional tabs layouts – Wrap and Stack:
Standard layout is the way it worked before:
Wrap layout retains original tab width and doesn’t try to distribute tabs between rows evenly:
Stack layout places tabs in a single vertical stack and should be useful when having a separate tabs window on a side of a code window:
The System.Windows.Controls.Panel TabPanel2 property was added to the TabsStudioExt.Tabs class replacing the System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.TabPanel TabPanel property. TabPanel is still present to prevent add-ins that use it from crashing at startup, but always returns an empty panel. I’ve updated Navigator, Saver and Sorter add-ins to use the new TabPanel2 property.
February 12, 2010
Tabs Studio v1.8.2 is released:
- Added the Group titles ignoring case differences option.
- Added Title grouping regex processing to single titles.
- Changed default Title grouping regex and remove path transform to support a path with back slashes.
- Separated remove path transforms for VS and SSMS internally.
- Improved the first Tabs window reliability to save and restore its position.
- Fixed rare code window shift when using tabs in a separate window.
- Fixed Open Corresponding File error to open .h files on non-English VS editions by removing workaround to open Windows Forms .h files from .h [Design].
- Fixed the incorrect package name in the Visual Studio 2010 About window for the Tabs Studio 2010 Helper extension.
February 11, 2010
Since the beginning, Tabs Studio didn’t group e.g. WebDataService.cs and WebdataService.svc because of the case difference. It was my conscious decision to indicate an inconsistence and prompt a developer to fix it. But now I think there is no harm to provide an option and give you full control of this behavior:
February 10, 2010
This week Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate was released:
I don’t see any changes in default tab behavior comparing to Beta 2 in this release. I’ve tested Tabs Studio v1.8.0 with Professional, Premium and Ultimate 2010 RC editions and everything worked as good as in Beta 2. Interestingly, the Load per user extensions when running as administrator VS option is now on by default.
Visual Studio has a special project type – Database Project. Tab names in such project include a path with back slashes:
To support back slashes I’ve changed the default Title grouping regex to (?<Name>(.*[/\\])?.+?)(?<Ext>\..+) and I’ve changed the default remove path transform to ^(.*[/\\\\])?(.*)$. With these changes selecting the Remove path from tab name option successfully removes paths:
It would be nice to remove trailing Project1 as well. (?<Name>(.*[/\\])?.+?)(?<Ext>\..+) \(Project1\) helps, but only for grouped titles like Script1. I’ve made additional changes in Tabs Studio and now single titles are affected by Title grouping regex too:
For more advanced title customization there is TitleTransform available in add-ins.
February 7, 2010
Decorator add-in v1.0.0 was found guilty in disrupting Visual Studio operations, even causing a crash. It too often looked for a project associated with a window, particularly disrupting when the window was already closed.
I’ve added a dictionary to store a project for a tab. Now the project is searched in Visual Studio only once when the tab is created. You may also notice in source code how I use tab.TabItem for tab identity – this is because TabsStudioExt.Tab objects are created at will and only WPF controls and DTE objects are stable enough for identity purposes.
Download Decorator v1.0.1.
February 4, 2010
Tabs Studio v1.8.0 public is released – comparing to v1.7.12, added Tabs Studio toolbar and commands removal from Visual Studio 2005/2008 on uninstallation.