I would like to create a new pane type that lays out the text editors sequentially so that you scroll down through them instead of having them in separate tabs. I can generally see how to do this by rewriting the pane and pane-element classes, but I don’t see how I can implement this without actually rewriting the core classes. I’d obviously prefer to use the package system to implement this, perhaps only for a specific file type. But I don’t see how to “inject” a new pane class into the layout system.
I’m looking for general design advice on how to accomplish this. Is there a better way to do this than creating a new pane type? I also considered some type of sub-pane class that gets placed into the existing panes but it seemed problematic to get subsequent items added to this sub pane.
Thanks for the help.