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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Managing the editor windows

One of the advantages of using a graphical IDE is the ability to have multiple windows open, and learning how to customize their size and layout in Visual Studio is important for maximizing their productivity. Given the multitude of windows (editors, debugger output, and so on) Visual Studio has open, it can be helpful to learn how to place them where you want so that you can focus on your work without being slowed down by clutter.

Tab pinning allows you to mark individual windows so they stay open while you navigate through the editor. Previewing documents is a useful way to navigate across several files without cluttering your tabs with several open documents. This recipe will explore both options.

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