Tabs Studio Blog (organizing Visual Studio document tabs)

November 28, 2011

Sorting by project and extension

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sergey Vlasov @ 10:10 pm

I’ve added the ability to sort tabs by project and extension:

Sorter Options

Sorter Options


A tab can have several extensions. To simplify sorting by extension behavior, only the first extension present on tab creation is used for sorting. You can select the Re-sort tabs context menu command to reset it.

For example, if Sorter is set up to sort only by extension and you open Form1.cs [Design] and stdafx.h:

Sorting by extension

Sorting by extension


Now you open stdafx.cpp. The stdafx tab keeps second position because “only the first extension present on tab creation is used for sorting” – in our case .h:
Order not changed when a new extension is added

Order not changed when a new extension is added


But if we Re-sort tabs, then .cpp becomes the primary extension for the stdafx tab and it moves before Form1:
Re-sorted tabs

Re-sorted tabs


Please, let me know if you find sorting by extension actually useful for your work 🙂

The updated Sorter add-in is included in Tabs Studio v2.5.7.

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