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Working with Documents in Microsoft Visual Studio

04.03 Working with Documents on Multiple Monitors

WINDOWS

Alt,W, F (float); Alt,W,T (dock)

MENU

Window | Float; Window | Dock as Tabbed Document

COMMAND

Window.Float; Window.DockasTabbedDocument

VERSIONS

2010

CODE

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This is one we have all been wanting for a long time: detachable document windows. You can now detach document windows and put them on another monitor! You have a couple of ways to do this.

The first way is to simply click and drag the tab for the document window out of the IDE.

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The second way is to go to Window | Float on the menu bar, as shown in the following illustration.

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What if you want to put the window back? No worries; just right-click the title bar of the document and choose Dock As Tabbed Document.

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If you want an alternative method, you can go the following route: Click and drag the document window by its title bar into the IDE.

The guide diamond appears in the IDE, as shown in the following illustration.

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Hold down the left mouse button, and move your cursor over the middle item in the guide diamond. You should see an outline of where the window will be docked.

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Release the mouse button, and it should dock where you want it to go.