[MonoDevelop] Tab replacement for files proposal

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 23:44:09 EDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 5:06 AM, Mark de Bruijn | Dykam
<kramieb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Whilst
> getting comfortable with http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2010/07/20/solution-navigator-blog-post.aspx,
> I realized that the "open" filter is a nice way to also see what files
> are... open. At that moment I realized that tabs aren' t required anyway,
> and my favorite workflow would just involve seeing what files are unsaved,
> and having a list of files I'm currently working on. Tabs serve this well,
> but the open-filter on the solution navigator does too.
> It would be a nice experiment to just drop the concept of document tabs at
> all, and just have a set of `pinned` files you are working on.

Yes, I'd also been thinking that the Solution Navigator is a nicer
file switcher than Xcode's menu. If we were to have a document
model/view abstraction for implementing the Xcode approach, we could
very easily experiment with other switchers - or simply use tabs as
the switcher widget.

Michael Hutchinson

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