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resizing left and right panels (taleofsixstrings) - 1/21/2008 8:35 AM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: taleofsixstrings


    Hi! I wonder if Blend will ever allow a resize of the left (Interaction) and 
    right panels(Project, Properties, Resources). I can hide them and increase 
    the width but I cannot resize them to a smaller width. It would be really 
    helpful to my workflow if I can just resize the left/right panels to smaller 
    width. Many times I want a bigger space for the Design Area but I don't need 
    to see entirely the control names although if I see them partially I can 
    easily click on them to get to the xaml. Or I can get to the properties fast 
    too. Are you ever going to allow this behavior?
    
    Thanks
    Friday, February 22, 2008 4:26 PM

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  • By: Brennon Williams


    Howdy,
    
    Have you given workspace zoom a shot? Tools->Options->Workspace
    
    You should see a slider for Wokspace Zoom..
    
    I know this isnt complete control but I find it does help.
    
    Cheers
    -- 
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    "taleofsixstrings" wrote:
    
    > Hi! I wonder if Blend will ever allow a resize of the left (Interaction) and 
    > right panels(Project, Properties, Resources). I can hide them and increase 
    > the width but I cannot resize them to a smaller width. It would be really 
    > helpful to my workflow if I can just resize the left/right panels to smaller 
    > width. Many times I want a bigger space for the Design Area but I don't need 
    > to see entirely the control names although if I see them partially I can 
    > easily click on them to get to the xaml. Or I can get to the properties fast 
    > too. Are you ever going to allow this behavior?
    > 
    > Thanks
    Monday, February 25, 2008 4:44 PM
  • By: Brennon Williams


    Howdy,
    
    Sorry if this is a duplicate but there appears to be some issues with the 
    forum at the moment that I will try to have addressed ASAP.
    
    Have you tried the Workspace zoom feature? This will reduce the size of the 
    panels.
    
    Tools->Options->Workspace and you should see it in there.
    
    I know this is not full interaction, but I hope it helps.
    
    Cheers
    -- 
    Want to learn how to use Blend and visual studio?
    
    http://www.learnexpressionstudio.com
    http://www.expressionblend.com
    http://www.x-coders.com
    
    
    "taleofsixstrings" wrote:
    
    > Hi! I wonder if Blend will ever allow a resize of the left (Interaction) and 
    > right panels(Project, Properties, Resources). I can hide them and increase 
    > the width but I cannot resize them to a smaller width. It would be really 
    > helpful to my workflow if I can just resize the left/right panels to smaller 
    > width. Many times I want a bigger space for the Design Area but I don't need 
    > to see entirely the control names although if I see them partially I can 
    > easily click on them to get to the xaml. Or I can get to the properties fast 
    > too. Are you ever going to allow this behavior?
    > 
    > Thanks
    Monday, February 25, 2008 4:44 PM
  • By: Brennon Williams


    Howdy,
    
    I have been trying to post a response for a few nights now... something 
    wrong with either my browser or the newsgroup web interface... so if you are 
    reading this.. it works!
    
    So, one suggestion I did want to make was to try the workspace zoom 
    function, found in Tools->Options->Workspace.
    
    This will allow you to reduce the size of the panels.
    
    I know this isnt exactly as you want it, but I hope it does give you some 
    relief.
    
    Cheers
    -- 
    Want to learn how to use Blend and visual studio?
    
    http://www.learnexpressionstudio.com
    http://www.expressionblend.com
    http://www.x-coders.com
    
    
    "taleofsixstrings" wrote:
    
    > Hi! I wonder if Blend will ever allow a resize of the left (Interaction) and 
    > right panels(Project, Properties, Resources). I can hide them and increase 
    > the width but I cannot resize them to a smaller width. It would be really 
    > helpful to my workflow if I can just resize the left/right panels to smaller 
    > width. Many times I want a bigger space for the Design Area but I don't need 
    > to see entirely the control names although if I see them partially I can 
    > easily click on them to get to the xaml. Or I can get to the properties fast 
    > too. Are you ever going to allow this behavior?
    > 
    > Thanks
    Monday, February 25, 2008 4:44 PM
  • By: taleofsixstrings


    Hi! Thanks for the uhh... multiple response :D
    
    Yes, I have tried that too, but the already tiny font zooms out as well...
    
    Thanks again!
    
    "Brennon Williams" wrote:
    
    > Howdy,
    > 
    > I have been trying to post a response for a few nights now... something 
    > wrong with either my browser or the newsgroup web interface... so if you are 
    > reading this.. it works!
    > 
    > So, one suggestion I did want to make was to try the workspace zoom 
    > function, found in Tools->Options->Workspace.
    > 
    > This will allow you to reduce the size of the panels.
    > 
    > I know this isnt exactly as you want it, but I hope it does give you some 
    > relief.
    > 
    > Cheers
    > -- 
    > Want to learn how to use Blend and visual studio?
    > 
    > http://www.learnexpressionstudio.com
    > http://www.expressionblend.com
    > http://www.x-coders.com
    > 
    > 
    > "taleofsixstrings" wrote:
    > 
    > > Hi! I wonder if Blend will ever allow a resize of the left (Interaction) and 
    > > right panels(Project, Properties, Resources). I can hide them and increase 
    > > the width but I cannot resize them to a smaller width. It would be really 
    > > helpful to my workflow if I can just resize the left/right panels to smaller 
    > > width. Many times I want a bigger space for the Design Area but I don't need 
    > > to see entirely the control names although if I see them partially I can 
    > > easily click on them to get to the xaml. Or I can get to the properties fast 
    > > too. Are you ever going to allow this behavior?
    > > 
    > > Thanks
    Monday, February 25, 2008 4:45 PM