Group or "super tabs" in the VS IDE so that the designer surface and code editor are always together
I know that you have F7 and SHIFT+F7 to toggle between designer surface and code behind in a web forms webpage or a windows/wpf form, I would like to see the option of a single tab in the IDE for these two views combined and two tabs within that container (one for the designer surface and one for the code). That way, the two can always be kept together which would be useful when navigating the mouse, i.e. reflect the hierarchy visualised in the Solutions explorer on the tabs of opened solution elements.
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Peter Kristensen commented
There is a free extension that has such "super tabs": https://visualdocs.net
This suggestion is very similar to: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2229891-one-tab-for-cpp-and-h-files and one I'd very much like to see.
Madushan Siriwardena commented
hmm... I like the existing way which allows me to keep my designer in one monitor and code in the other.
Adam Commander commented
Yes, visual forms and their associated code should be treated as one logical thing with different views (Design, XAML, and Code). It is very cumbersome when these tabs get mixed with other tabs.