Must know – Pinned tabs never hide in visual Studio?

Do you know Pinned tabs never hide in visual Studio? Let’s discuss. We often use the tab pinning feature to pin frequently used files to the editor window and access them quickly. I recently shared some tips talking about persistence and separating pinned tabs in Visual Studio and dragging and dropping multiple tabs or even pinning/unpinning them together in Visual Studio? Here’s another hidden fact about pinned tabs, which is that they are never hidden from the code viewport. The difference between pinned and unpinned tabs is how they hide when there are too many open tabs.

When you open multiple documents in Code Editor, you can access them through each tab. When there are many tabs open, there can obviously be space constraints in the viewport area of ​​the code area.

In this case, we need to access the rest of the document from the side drop-down menu, as shown in the screenshot below.

Must know – Pinned tabs never hide in visual Studio?

Now our goal with pinning tabs is for easy access. When we have a lot of pinned tabs and space is limited like in the screenshot above, we may face the same problem as for unpinned tabs. Ohh really? Of course not! Visual Studio handles it very smartly.

While you can access them all from the side drop-down menu, all pinned items will start atomically split into multiple lines to avoid being hidden.

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Must know – Pinned tabs never hide in visual Studio?

If you play around the code editor size, you should be able to realize how the rows for pinned tabs getting adjusted based on the available areas in view port.

Must know – Pinned tabs never hide in visual Studio?

If you experiment with the size of the code editor, you will be able to realize how to adjust the lines of the pinned tab based on the available areas in the viewport. This works regardless of whether you enable or disable the “separate rows” setting (Persistent and Separate Pinned Tabs in Visual Studio). It adjusts flexibly.

You can check more article on our website under C# section HERE or you can also check same on Micrsoft Docs too.

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