23.11. Splitter views

A splitter window holds two or more views of a document inside of it. There are two kinds of splitter windows, the dynamic splitter window and the static splitter window.

  • A dynamic splitter window is a window such as you have in Microsoft Word or in Visual Studio that the user can choose to split or not to split. Usually a dynamic splitter window has the property that if you resize it, the pane on the right-hand side will change size, but the pane on the left stays the same width.

  • A static splitter window is a window that is always split. With a static splitter window the programmer is better able to control the ratio of the size of the two panes. If you don’t want to see the split, in a static splitter window, you can drag ...

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