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I have found this feature useful in VS, and I occationally miss it in MD.
Ideally it should be possible to split a view horizontally or vertically multiple times.
The way VS does this is to allow tabs to be dragged individually, but in MD it seems like all the editor tabs belong to a single pad and therefore this is not currently possible.
Well, fixing this involves making the main document area use the docking system instead of a standard GtkNotebook, which is nontrivial. It's been on the TODO list for a long time but keeps on getting deprioritized.
Unfortunate that this is nontrivial, but it would be great to have!
Since I see no way to vote for an issue I just wanted to voice a +1. Monodevelop is really nice already, but any serious code editor should have this ability.
Consider this a +1 as well :)
I'd +1 it as well, the feature will be a lot of help.
I'd +1 this as well - the IDE looks super modern and is regarded as a pretty standard feature in much less rich tools than MD.
+1 Except that it should be done differently than VS. In VS, you can have 2 tabs next to each other, but you can't have 1 tab with 2 files side by side. This makes VsVim (vi mode for VS) really clunky. Since MD has a vi mode, I'd like to see it done right (splits are a huge improvement over VS-style tab groups).
Something else to keep in mind is supporting multiple views/editors sharing a buffer.
Yes that's absolutely critical in my opinion. Buffers should be independent of frames/views. I should be able to split and arrange windows freely and switch buffers in each view as needed. Ideally I'd be able to hide tabs completely and switch between buffers by name.
Slickedit gets this right, Emacs gets this right, SublimeText sorta gets this right (windowing sucks, but it's buffer and project model are damn near perfect).
+1 This is definitely something I miss from Visual Studio
Great to see this has been prioritised more highly. Please ensure you include horizontal splits of a pane.
This is already supported.
As per comment 13 , closing this issue.