The msdn article "How to: Arrange and Dock Windows"
Says:"The integrated development environment (IDE) contains two kinds of windows, tool windows and document windows."
Q1: I am guessing that code windows and form/designer windows are both considered document windows? Is there a Visual Studio definition of document windows?
Q2: Presumably Tool box, Properties, and Solution Explorer are "tool windows". What are a few other examples? How would you define tool windows to distinguish them from code windows?
The article also says: "Minimize tool windows along the edge of the IDE."
Q3: "Edge" here appears with several different meanings. If it's just for variety, ok, but if it has a specific meaning, I need to know what that is.
The article also says: "Dock tool windows to the edge of a frame in the IDE."
Q4: Do Frame and Edge have special meanings here or is it just to avoid repetition. In other words, is this different from "dock to the edge of the IDE."And it says: "Tab-dock windows to the editing frame."
Q5. Again, does this have a specific meaning that escapes me? Are there 2 different technical terms: editing frame and tool frame?
And: "Float windows over or outside the IDE."
Q6: If "outside the IDE" means on a second monitor I get that, otherwise I'm confused.
There are two kinds of Windows in VS:
Please view the references above, you will find the difference between them