Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Docking tools windows, part of Visual Studio Essential Training: 02 Getting Comfortable with the IDE.
- It's time to explore the tool windows again.…This time, the focus is on arranging them on the screen…and how to change to change their docking status.…I'm in Visual Studio, and I've closed every tool window,…which means I have a vacant-looking IDE.…I'll start by adding a single tool window.…I choose Server Explorer.…By default, it docks itself to the left side of the IDE,…but I can change the window's state.…There are several ways to do that.…One is by right clicking on the title bar…and choosing one of these options.…
First, I'll choose Float.…That makes it a free-floating window.…I can also choose to right click…and choose Dock as Tabbed Document.…This adds the tool window to the tab well.…Now, I'll right click and choose Float,…and then lastly, I'd like to re-dock it…to the left side of the screen.…You might think you can accomplish this…by right clicking and choosing Dock,…but that doesn't work.…As you can see, the default position…for Docking if you use that option…is to dock across the bottom of the screen,…
- Understanding tool and window types
- Working with the Solution Explorer
- Pinning tabbed editors
- Working in full-screen mode
- Sizing windows
Skill Level Beginner
What topics were updated on 07/21/2017?
Topics in the first chapter about the Start page project section, Start page improvements, and the Open Folder command were updated.