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Marker add-in

Marker lets you highlight a few tabs, temporarily, to quickly come back to them. Ctrl+Click a tab highlights it and Ctrl+Click again removes highlighting:

Several tabs highlighted with the default style

The default highlighting style provided by Marker decorates TabInternals with the red gradient background line. You can choose to decorate another tab element or just change the highlighting color in a custom Tabs Studio style:

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:TabInternals" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabInternalsStyle}">
      <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding Path=(TabsStudioMarker:Properties.HighlightIndex),
                 RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType=TabsStudio:Tab}}" Value="1">
          <Setter Property="Background">
                   <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
                       <GradientStop Color="Transparent" Offset="0.8"/>
                       <GradientStop Color="Green" Offset="1"/>
Tabs highlighted with the custom green color

You can also highlight a tab or remove highlighting from the context menu, remove highlighting from all tabs at once and close all tabs that are not currently highlighted:

Marker context menu commands

The highlighted tabs list is saved when you close Visual Studio and highlighting is restored when the solution is opened the next time. This information is stored per solution in a [solution name].marker.tss file in a solution directory along with the sln and suo files (in VS 2015+ it is in the .vs subdirectory along with the suo file). You can setup a separate directory to store this file with the SolutionSettingsDir registry value.

The following Visual Studio commands are available for keyboard binding with the TabsStudio.Connect prefix: MarkerRemoveAllHighlighting, MarkerCloseAllButHighlighted, MarkerToggleTabHighlighting, MarkerNextTabHighlightingColor.

The Sorter add-in can sort tabs by the highlight index.

In Marker options (available from the Add-in Manager) you can chose to Maintain highlight status if tab is closed:

Marker options

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