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July 17, 2011

Highlighting palette

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Sergey Vlasov @ 8:38 pm

I’ve added the ability to highlight tabs with different colors from Tabs Studio context menu:

Highlighting colors in Tabs Studio context menu

Highlighting colors in Tabs Studio context menu

If you use just one color (still accessible with Ctrl+Click), but want to change it, the custom style is slightly different now (note the new HighlightIndex property):

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:TabInternals" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabInternalsStyle}">
      <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding Path=(TabsStudioMarker:Properties.HighlightIndex),
                 RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType=TabsStudio:Tab}}" Value="1">
          <Setter Property="Background">
                   <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
                       <GradientStop Color="Transparent" Offset="0.9"/>
                       <GradientStop Color="Green" Offset="0.9"/>

In this Marker update I’ve also removed a small gradient transition in underline, fixed occasional loss of first tab highlighting after loading a solution in VS 2010, slightly changed highlight commands placement in the context menu.

Download link: Marker v1.0.4.


  1. Hi, I am using Saver and it does not place my opened documents in the same order as I had them after a visual studio restart. I also noticed that it does not open any Team System documents after the restart although they are listed in ProjectName.tss.


    Comment by Anonymous — July 20, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    • Charles,
      Can you enable the Troubleshooter add-in and send me ( a log of problematic Visual Studio solution loading? Troubleshooter creates log files in the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sergey Vlasov\Tabs Studio directory.
      As for Team System documents, the Saver add-in doesn’t open any documents, it only changes tab order. I can’t check right now why documents are not opened by Visual Studio as I don’t have Team System installed.

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — July 20, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

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