Tear Away Tabs

You may have noticed in Figure 1-15 that the Code View and Form Designer windows open in a tabbed environment. This environment is the default for working with the code windows inside Visual Studio, but you can change this. As with any other window in Visual Studio 2010, you can mouse down on the tab and drag it to another location.

What makes this especially useful in Visual Studio 2010 is that you can drag a tab completely off of the main window and have it open as a standalone window elsewhere. Thus, you can take the current source file you are editing and drag it to a separate monitor from the remainder of Visual Studio — examples of this are the screens earlier in this chapter showing the project properties. If you review those images you'll see that they are not embedded within the larger Visual Studio 2010 frame but have been pulled out into their own window.

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