Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring context-aware tool windows, part of Visual Studio Essential Training: 02 Getting Comfortable with the IDE.
- The tool windows in the IDE are innumerable.…There are nearly 100 of them available in my copy…of Visual Studio.…No sane person would open all those windows at one time.…Instead, what most people do is open the tool windows…that make sense for the work being done on the current task.…And when you move on to different work,…you load different tool windows.…Visual Studio can automate the loading and unloading…of windows based on what you are doing.…It does this through a concept called UI Context.…As you select items in the Solution Explorer,…or start doing certain tasks, like debugging,…Visual Studio sets a Context flag.…
Each tool window can register for certain flags, and when…that flag is raised, Visual Studio shows the window.…On this screen, I show there are about 50 UI Contexts…that a toolbar can register for.…Here are some of the more useful ones.…Obviously, when you are debugging your code…would be a good time to show the debugging windows.…Also, when you have a C# or VB project active in the…Solution Explorer, perhaps you're working in a UI Designer,…
- 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.