[MonoDevelop] Stripped down GTK# notebook tabs for monodevelop

Michael B. Trausch mike at trausch.us
Fri Apr 10 03:57:50 EDT 2009

On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 13:06:44 +0530
Anirudh <anirudh at anirudhsanjeev.org> wrote:

> Mike, I realize that the icon should tell you what type of file it
> is, but except for .cs files which are open most of the time I
> haven't really seen too many icons. Moreover, showing a close button
> on hover will change the width and layout of the tabs, leading to
> some very ugly and jerky behaviour.

While *I* don't have any projects as such, I am quite sure that there
are mixed-code VB and C# projects and/or solutions out there.  The icon
becomes important, then, when you can't see the full name.

Though, a well-designed custom tooltip would be useful in that
situation, too.  The "tabtip" would provide the file type icon, and the
file's name, and, to balance the look of it, perhaps some (light) file
metadata, too.  (Size, or maybe miniature code-metrics if they are
already pre-computed.)

	--- Mike

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