Chapter 4. Manage Your Environment Layout

The window management feature area for Microsoft Visual Studio represents the basic functionality for tool windows, document windows, and menu and command bars. As the feature area tester on the Visual Studio Core team, I covered the breadth of the window management features, which included generic scenarios such as tool window docking and autohiding. It was the responsibility of the language teams to focus on depth testing for their particular scenarios.

Window management was one of my favorite feature areas to test. Because the feature area was so large and there were so many UI combinations to choose from, I got to be creative in the ways I found bugs. I loved coming up with new ways to break stuff and ...

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