Autohide location

Docking/MDI for WPF Forum

Posted 8 years ago by Fouques
Version: 12.1.0560
Avatar

Hi,

 I designed a simple dock site as follows:

<docking:DockSite Name="DockSite" DockPanel.Dock="Top">

            <docking:SplitContainer Name="SplitGlobal" Orientation="Vertical" >

                <docking:ToolWindowContainer Name="TWinContSequenceMainParam" >
                    <docking:ToolWindow Name="ToolWinSequenceMainParam" Title="Main Parameters" CanClose="false" CanDragToLinkedDockSites="False">
                        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Height="40" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="35,0,0,0">                           
                        </StackPanel>
                    </docking:ToolWindow>
                </docking:ToolWindowContainer>

                <docking:SplitContainer Name="SplitSequence" Orientation="Vertical">

                    <docking:ToolWindowContainer Name="TWinContSequencePowerUp" >

                        <docking:ToolWindow Name="ToolWinSequencePowerUp" Title="Power Up" CanClose="false" CanDragToLinkedDockSites="False" >
                            <ScrollViewer Name="ScrlVwrPowerUp" VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
                            </ScrollViewer>
                        </docking:ToolWindow>
                    </docking:ToolWindowContainer>
               
                    <docking:ToolWindowContainer Name="TWinContSequenceCycling" >
                        <docking:ToolWindow Name="ToolWinSequenceCycling" Title="Cycling" CanClose="false" CanDragToLinkedDockSites="False" >
                            <ScrollViewer Name="ScrlVwrCycling" VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
                            </ScrollViewer>
                        </docking:ToolWindow>
                    </docking:ToolWindowContainer>
                   
                    <docking:ToolWindowContainer Name="TWinContSequencePowerDown" >
                        <docking:ToolWindow Name="ToolWinSequencePowerDown" Title="Power Down" CanClose="false" CanDragToLinkedDockSites="False" >
                            <ScrollViewer Name="ScrlVwrPowerDown" VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
                            </ScrollViewer>
                        </docking:ToolWindow>
                    </docking:ToolWindowContainer>

                </docking:SplitContainer>

            </docking:SplitContainer>
            
        </docking:DockSite>

 My question is the following : How should I do to set the autohide location ? With this code, the 2 first autohidden toolWindow autohides on top of dock site, and two last autohidden on bottom ; I would like the "ToolWinSequenceMainParam" to always autohide to top of the docksite, and three others always autohide to bottom of the docksite.

 

Hope there is a simple way to do that !

Regards,

Stephane.

Comments (4)

Answer - Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Avatar

Hi Stephane,

Sorry but when in tool window inner-fill mode (you have no Workspace), it will auto-hide to the side that it's closest to.  That's why you see the top two go up and the bottom two go down.

If instead you have a workspace in between the first ToolWindowContainer and the next SplitContainer, it should work how you want.

By the way, you never want to name containers.  They are dynamically created/destroyed as the user interacts with the docking controls, so having references to containers is a bad thing.  You should name your tool windows though.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 8 years ago by Fouques
Avatar

Thanks for the answer, it effectivly work with a workspace between the two split containers.

But the problem is : I don't need any workspace element, and I can't hide it, so I have a large unused space in the window !!

PS : I just name containers for xaml lisibility, I don't use it as reference.

Regards,

Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Avatar

Hi Stephane,

When there is a workspace, the tool windows can easily determine their preferred auto-hide side.  However when without the Workspace (tool window inner fill mode), they auto-hide to the side they are closest to.  Sorry but there isn't a way to change that behavior.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 8 years ago by Fouques
Avatar

too bad !!! thanks for the answer anyway....

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0684) was released 19 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

Add Comment

Please log in to a validated account to post comments.