Tool window AutoHide steps and speed

Docking/MDI for Windows Forms Forum

Posted 11 years ago by Tuomas Mäkelä
Version: 13.1.0310


I'd like to make the autohide animation a bit smoother.

There are two properties in the DockManager, AutoHideHideSteps and AutoHideShowSteps, which I increased to have less "jumps" when the animation is running. This also increased the time necessary for the hide/show animation, which is unwanted. How can I adjust the time interval of the steps or the total time needed for the animation?

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Answer - Posted 11 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Tuomas,

I'm sorry but there isn't any property for adjusting time.  Let me explain more about what is happening.

Right now there is a Timer behind the scenes that fires every 10ms.  When the timer ticks, one of the steps is applied (hide/show animation step).  Since 10ms is already almost effectively nothing, I don't think adding a property would help since the layout steps are probably taking more than 10ms anyhow, so decreasing that time wouldn't make a difference.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.0) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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