newbie question re VS templates

Docking/MDI for WPF Forum

Posted 9 years ago by David Bagby - Calypso Ventures, Inc.
Version: 13.1.0580

I downloaded the WPF suite for evaluation and installed it. That went fine.

I created a WPF project to try out the docking controls - added references ok.

Found the docksite in the designer contols list and added a doc site to the top level Grid - simple just dragged and dropped form the toolkit.

However, from there the only way I've found to proceed is to write XAML code (or steal bits & peices from the VS templates). 

The WPF suite product secription includes:

"Designer Functionality

Configure the products using Visual Studio and Expression Blend designer enhancements."

This gave me the impression that there is a designer/drag & drop approach to creating the nesting of Splitcontainers, MDIContatiners etc.

Is that possible, or am I just assuming too much, or have I missed somthing ?


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Comments (2)

Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Dave,

I'm sorry but the Docking/MDI product at this time doesn't have drag and drop configuration.  You still would need to configure its layout with XAML.  We include a lot of samples on various layouts and the documentation topics (like Control Hierarchy) help too.

Actipro Software Support

Posted 9 years ago by David Bagby - Calypso Ventures, Inc.

OK, that's pretty much the conclusion I came to over the weekend.  Thanks for the confirmation.

We can probably deal with that, I wanted to make sure I'm drawing valid conclusions from my evaluation effort.


The latest build of this product (v22.1.3) was released 17 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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