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Visual Studio 2015 Tips and Tricks – Custom Window Layouts

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 RC has a new feature that lets the developers to save the custom layouts and quickly switch between them when needed .

Visual Studio 2015 RC allows up to 10 custom layouts and the developers can use the Window –> Save Windows Layout menu to save the custom window layout.




You can apply the saved layout by using the menu option Windows –> Apply Window Layout and selecting the Layout . Alternatively , the shortcut keys Ctrl+Alt+1 to Ctrl+Alt+9 can be used to apply the layout.


The Manage Layout lets the developers to rename a layout reorder a layout or delete a layout.



A typical usage of this feature is when you have multiple system , you can create layouts that are optimized for each machine.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.