Tabs Studio - document tabs manager for Visual Studio IDE.
With Tabs Studio, you can better manage all open documents in Visual Studio, grouped and organized most efficiently. This Visual Studio add-in supports VS 2013/2012/2010/2008/2005, SSMS and will especially come handy when you open many tabs at once.
Albeit I found this tool advertised awhile ago in the SQL Server Magazine, it is very useful for a code cruncher, too. A week ago I recalled about it and gave it a try to just find out I cannot go back to not using it, it literally saved my professional image! Here is how: as I am more a database person I spend a good chunk of my day in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to design queries, etc. You may agree that it is very easy to lose track and end up running a SQL statement e.g. an update against the wrong database - almost happened to me. But one thing helped - it was the Tabsstudio! Thing is I color coded the tabs in SSMS to mark visually what database the query window is currently connected to. See an example images here of how I color coded a test database tab http://bit.ly/lXjMgv (yellow) vs. a production database (red) one. I admit some RegEx knowledge is required, but luckily this is tool is for programmers, so utilize the opportunity to learn it and there is always help around e.g. http://www.regxlib.com, besides, to color code the tabs to suite my needs I used a very simple RegEx: ^.*AdventureWorks.*$
No matter how much I try, I always find myself with a boat-load of tabs open in VS. Tabs Studio is a lifesaver in that regard. Not only does it keep the xaml and cs files together, but it keeps everything on the screen so I can see them.
I particularly dislike having to run VS on the server now because I can't avail myself of Tabs Studio there, and am always having to search for files, or just give up and double-click it again.
With Tabs Studio, on every switch between tabs you will save a little of your nerves and your time. Not much? I repeat: on every switch :) The proof of robustness is that while Sergey is from Russia, he doesn't drink vodka :)
Seriously, this not the first program by Sergey that I use. His programs are especially reliable. I know that Sergey for a long time works on a large American software company, having more than 200 people in one Russian division. Sergey also supports several free products.
Tabs Studio is not the first add-in for VS by Sergey. As far as I know, he started from VS6. Computer security is his work and hobby. Sergey read lectures on it being a student. But he is not a theorist, he is a practician. And unlike many Russian programmers he prefer not to break others programs, but build his own.
Very good add-in. Used it for 30 days (trial) with absolutely no problems, and now I want to buy it.
Advantages (for me):
* Multiple tab rows - is the very useful thing, which original Visual Studio lack of support for some unknown for me reasons. * Can automatically open connected files (*.h/*.cpp for example). * Hold both *.h and *.cpp files (in fact - every files with same name) in one tab (the best).
This is a great add-in for Visual Studio that saves me time and frustration. It not only keeps all of your open files visible, it organizes them as well. No more searching for related files that somehow get seperated by 10 tabs in the normal use of Visual Studio. I uninstalled it for a brief period while I was trouble shooting an unrelated problem with Visual Studio and realized just how much I'd come to depend on it.
The only downside I ran across is that you can no longer drag a tab to the lower part of the screen to split it horizontally. In the end I decided I didn't use that feature enough to put up with the default behaviour of tabs in Visual Studio, nor was it enough to dock this app a star.
Amazing add-in, configure your tabs just the way you want them.
Solid, I've never run into anything beyond a minor display bug (1 pixel overrun when using it in SQL Management Studio before it was really supported) that the developer worked with me personally to get fixed.
Everyone who keeps more than 5 files at a time open should use this.
I had this add-in installed for 5 minutes, and in that short amount of time, it became the tool I could not live without. It is especially useful for switching between design and code views, but also brings a MUCH needed feature to VS: tab rows.
You will not be able to live without this addin. It must be installed immediately.
Trying to install latest version but getting an error when trying to access a directory on my pc (I have full rights to this directory so it is not a privileges issue)
Directory Name: Visual Studio 2005/Addins/TabStudioAddins/
File Name: Navigator.inactive
Strange as I don't have VS2005 installed, only 2010, 2012, 2013 preview.