wRatte
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Hi there.

I often have to work with multiple SQL Solutions/Projects open at the same time. Each one opened in a seperate SQL Server Management Studio instance so that I can <alt> + <tab> among them... and of course for multiple screens.

Sometimes i jump around a lot between windows, remote desktops, etc. and need to go to a specific SSMS instance... but since Windows doesn't show which project/solution is open in each instance, i often choose the wrong instance first.

See attached image.
SSMS in taskbar
In this case i wasn't sure which instance had the Solution i wanted to switch to, so i had to select a random one.
Is it possible to implement functionality where we can enable the taskbar display to show the Solution or Project instead of the script filename? I remember from a developer conference that you can customise the Windows 7 taskbar interface for your application... but I'm not sure how possible it'll be for a plugin to do?

Since i have multiple scripts open the whole time in my SSMS instances... that script filename in the Windows taskbar display is basically useless for me compared to how useful my SQL Solution/Project name would be... but I understand some people would still want to see their script filename there for some reason. So making this an editable option would be cool.
Andrei
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SSMSBoost allows to customize window title, we will just try to add there new placeholder for {ProjectName}.
Added to to-do
wRatte
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Hey Cool!!!
I feel kinda stupid now since I never realised that the window title was determining the Taskbar title. (It's so obvious yet I didn't think of that >_>.)
Thanks for that!

Until the @ProjectName (or @SolutionName) tag i'll use @Database. That already helps 😃.
Andrei
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Yes - Taskbar shows the title of the window. And ssmsboost customizes title of SSMS.
If you need other replacement placeholders in pattern - let me know.
wRatte
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thanks!
Andrei
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Check new beta, we have added "Project" placeholder to the pattern, so project name will be displayed in caption as well
wRatte
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Awesome!
Downloading it now 🙂.
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