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Tip 1.19: How to split a window and create new windows

February 20, 2011

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

There are two ways to split the current window:

  • From the Menu Bar, go to Window-Split.
  • Using the mouse, grab the splitter control found directly above the document scrollbar, as shown in the next illustration.

Splitter control located directly above document scrollbar

But the split command works only horizontally. If you need to split vertically as illustrated in the following picture, use the Window.NewWindow command found at Window-New Window. This will create the windows “Program.cs:1” and “Program.cs:2”. Then you can use the Window-New Vertical Tab Group command to separate both files with a vertical divider.

Window Horizontal and Vertical Split in new Vertical Tab Group

Happy Programing! =)

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