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Docking Tool Windows

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The Auto-Hide feature lets you undock and hide tool windows, such as the Object Inspector, Tool Palette, and Project Manager, but still have access to them.

To use Auto-Hide to hide your tools

  1. Click the push pin Pushpin.png in the upper right corner of a tool window.
    The tool window is replaced by one or more tabs at the outer edge of the IDE window.
  2. To display the tool window, position the cursor over the tab.
    The tool window slides into view.
  3. To slide the tool window out of view, move the cursor away from the tool window.
  4. To redock the tool window, click the push pin until it points down.

To dock the tools with one another

  1. Click the tool window title bar and drag the window into another tool window.
  2. Select a location to drop the tool window and release the mouse button.

To undock the tools from one another

  1. Click the tool window title bar and drag the window away from the other tool window.
  2. Select a location to drop the tool window and release the mouse button.

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