Make panning work in the source editor for touch devices
On my Surface Pro I keep trying to pan the source editor view, but it selects text instead. That doesn't seem very useful. Even without full DManip support, it'd be nice if I could pan the view (using the default behavior of being treated like a scroll wheel, like you get it most other desktop apps).
We’ve completed this work in Visual Studio “14” – check out the CTPs and let us know what you think!
Visual Studio Editor Team
Mark Wilson-Thomas commented
Hi Touch Supporters!
I'm delighted to let you know that Visual Studio "14" CTP, which you can download at http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-14-ctp-vs , contains support for Touch in the Visual Studio Editor!
The CTP supports touch for scrolling, pinch-to-zoom, tap-and-hold for context menus, double-tap for word selection, and line selection by tapping in the margin.
We would love to hear your feedback on how this works for you - please feel free to respond here, by Tweeting me on @MarkPavWT, or by using the built in "Send a Smile" menu (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zzszcehe.aspx) .
Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team
For now you can use VSCommands extension to get touch panning in editor and tool widnows: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a83505c6-77b3-44a6-b53b-73d77cba84c8
Roger Stepper commented
yes, this would definitely kick it up a notch...
Jeffrey Fritz commented
Can we accomplish something like this with an extension?
Sumit Maitra commented
To add to this request and Jesse Barker's comment, we basically need a Office 2013 style 'Touch Mode' button for visual Studio also.
Jesse Barker commented
I second this, but I want it easy to toggle. A big button on the bottom right to switch between panning and select.