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August 29, 2012

Tabs Studio v2.8.2 released

Filed under: Releases — Sergey Vlasov @ 1:04 pm

Tabs Studio v2.8.2 released:

  • Added support for Visual Studio 2012 RTM.
  • Added the Sort by highlight index option to the Sorder add-in.
  • Added the Maintain highlight status if tab is closed option to the Marker add-in.
  • Added saving the status of highlighted tabs on the File.SaveAll command and on build begin events to the Marker add-in.
  • Implemented relative paths storing for the highlighted tabs in the Marker add-in.
  • Fixed the read only suffix on German VS 2008.

Download link: Tabs Studio v2.8.2.


  1. Like thge order by highlight index. Nice one.

    There prolly aren’t many things left on my wishlist for this product except the styling; I can’t make out the rules for love or money. I’ve no XAML experience at all so I’m completely lost.

    What I /would/ like to see the the presentation rules being able to support a couple of other properties or, at the very least, foreground as well as background colours.

    Comment by Stuart Hemming — August 29, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    • Stuart,
      Adding a box for the foreground color to the Tab coloring rule dialog looks like a very good idea. I’ll see how it can be implemented.

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — August 29, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

  2. Sergey, Most Cool!

    [FX: Pushes his luck] If it were possible to implement it in such a way as to allow one rule to incluide an option for ‘normal’ ops and one for when the mouse hovers over then that would be GREAT.

    Comment by stuarthemming — August 29, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    • To specify the mouse over color in the Tab coloring rule dialog, set the Custom conditions value to
      <Condition Binding="{Binding Path=IsMouseOver, RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self}}" Value="True"/>

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — August 29, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

      • Right. Got that.

        I suppose that the downside of having to do that is that you need to create a complete clone of a tab colouring rule with just a different custom condition.

        Just out of interest, if I want to define a set of colouring rules such that I set the background colour and just want the forground coloiur to change on hover, is the ordering of the rules important? Do I put the ‘non-hover’ rule first? Or the ‘hover’ one?

        Obviously, this is all dependent on you being able to implement the forecolour rule option.

        Comment by stuarthemming — August 29, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

        • Background and foreground colors are independent. A ‘hover’ rule must be after the corresponding ‘non-hover’ rule.

          Comment by Sergey Vlasov — August 29, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

  3. Where do I enter my business license number? This might be n00b but I can’t seem to find it…

    Comment by Søren Pingel Dalsgaard — September 3, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    • Right click on any document tab – Tabs Studio – Registration.
      Or click the About button on the Tabs Studio toolbar and then Registration.

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — September 3, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

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