I’m often asked about the missing New horizontal/vertical tab group commands in the Tabs Studio context menu. Due to technical difficulties I can’t come up with a good overall solution for it, but now that Visual Studio 2010 introduces two new Window.NewHorizontalTabGroup and Window.NewVerticalTabGroup commands I can solve the most common case with an add-in:
The NewGroup add-in adds the New horizontal/vertical tab group commands to the Tabs Studio context menu for the selected tab/extension if commands are available. For example, the New horizontal tab group command is not available when vertical tab groups already created and both commands are not available when there is only one tab in a selected group. In Tabs Studio you can open a tab context menu without making the tab selected – in this case the two new commands are not shown as it is much harder to determine if they should be available in this case.
Download the NewGroup add-in for VS 2010.