Feature Request: Multiple Document Tab Bars


Ok, this one is a total Hail Mary.

What are the chances that you could extend the document tab bar in
Studio so that it can display more than 1 line of tabs? It takes me
about 10 minutes of development on average before I've filled the
single line and have to resort to the drop-down to find one of my open
files.

I just figured that while you were already mucking about in the editor
innards adding error highlight bars and whatnot, you could throw that
in too. :)

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Hello Casey,

I don't think it is doable in any reasonable time frame. We are working mostly
inside document window, and tab control used by VS seems to be very "custom",
so I don't think it is easy to tweak to become multiline.

Alternatively, you could use ReSharper's feature "Recent Files". Default
shortcut is "Ctrl-E".

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


CB> Ok, this one is a total Hail Mary.
CB>
CB> What are the chances that you could extend the document tab bar in
CB> Studio so that it can display more than 1 line of tabs? It takes me
CB> about 10 minutes of development on average before I've filled the
CB> single line and have to resort to the drop-down to find one of my
CB> open files.
CB>
CB> I just figured that while you were already mucking about in the
CB> editor innards adding error highlight bars and whatnot, you could
CB> throw that in too. :)
CB>


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Hello Casey,

Another way to solve your problem would be assign shortcut to "Window.Windows"
command in Tools\Options\Keyboard.

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


CB> Ok, this one is a total Hail Mary.
CB>
CB> What are the chances that you could extend the document tab bar in
CB> Studio so that it can display more than 1 line of tabs? It takes me
CB> about 10 minutes of development on average before I've filled the
CB> single line and have to resort to the drop-down to find one of my
CB> open files.
CB>
CB> I just figured that while you were already mucking about in the
CB> editor innards adding error highlight bars and whatnot, you could
CB> throw that in too. :)
CB>


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On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:06:55 +0000 (UTC), Ilya Ryzhenkov
<orangy@netix.ru> wrote:
>I don't think it is doable in any reasonable time frame. We are working mostly
>inside document window, and tab control used by VS seems to be very "custom",
>so I don't think it is easy to tweak to become multiline.

I figured as much, but thought it was worth a shot. It's a pity they
didn't implement it themselves.

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