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I wrote a short time ago about the use of Visual Studio for xslt development.  One of the things that I failed to mention was that I didn't like how I had to flip back and forth between my xslt and my xml files.  Well, thanks to Chris Breish's blog entry today, that problem has gone away.  He mentioned that docking tabs was available in Visual Studio.  This got me started, and I was able to figure it out quickly.  I have since shown it to three other folks who didn't know about it, so I'm sure there are other that could benefit.  Thanks Chris!  And thanks to the developer at MS that put this in. 

It's so simple!  Just right click on one of your tabs and click "New Vertical Tab Group".  Horizontal is also available.  To move it back, just click on one of the tabs and drag it back into the original tab group.  It can't get any easier that this. 

Also, in case you missed the comments from DrewG, Snippets are available in Visual Studio, I was just unaware of them.  I tried them the other day.  They are as intuitive as I would like them to be.  I think once I set them all up, it will be worth the effort.

Cheers,
John

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2006 1:21 PM | Back to top


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Hi John

Nice Tip... :-D

Steve
Left by Steve on Sep 01, 2006 2:49 PM

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>I didn't like how I had to flip back and forth between my xslt and my xml files

Check out our short video on features of the XSLT Debugger we are adding for Orcas.
http://datajunkies.net/screencasts/XSLT%20Debugger%20Demo/XSLT%20Debugger%20Demo.html

All features shown there should be available in beta1.

Stan
Left by Stan Kitsis on May 25, 2007 1:12 PM

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