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November 15, 2010

More tab coloring options

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 12:00 pm

I’ve added Document paths regex and Custom conditions options to the Tab Coloring Rule dialog:

The Tab Coloring Rule dialog with new options

The Tab Coloring Rule dialog with new options

Document paths regex uses the newly added Paths tab item property consisting of document paths ending with ‘$’. For a tab “App .xaml .xaml.cs” Paths is something like “c:\Projects\WpfApplication1\app.xaml$c:\Projects\WpfApplication1\app.xaml.cs$”. If you want to set a color for all xaml and xaml.cs tabs, Document paths regex could be the following expression:


The Custom conditions option allows you to switch on tab item properties not listed in this dialog. For example, the MVCGroup add-in adds IsController and IsView attached tab properties. To color controller tabs you can use the following custom condition:

<Condition Binding="{Binding Path=(TabsStudioMvcGroup:Properties.IsController),
  RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self}}" Value="True"/>

Another example is for the case when you want to change the color of a tab in Visual Studio 2010 when tabs are not focused:

<Condition Binding="{Binding Path=IsGroupFocused, RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self}}" Value="False"/>

Download link: TabsStudio v2.1.7.

1 Comment

  1. Thank for the functionnality 🙂

    Comment by Laurent — November 16, 2010 @ 5:39 am

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