Underscore in DocumentWindow Header is displayed instead of becoming shortcut

Docking/MDI for WPF Forum

Posted 4 years ago by Jim Carole
Version: 15.1.0623
Platform: .NET 4.5
Environment: Windows 7 (64-bit)
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I need to enable users to make a DocumentWindow active using <alt>SomeDesignatedLetter like WPF's tab control supports (I do know about <ctrl>Tab as well).

Problem: When I add an underscore to the name I set the DocWin's header property to, that underscore gets displayed as a separate character and the character that follows it doesn't become a hot key.

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Posted 4 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Jim,

I'm sorry but our Docking/MDI tabs don't support Alt+(letter) activation.  We don't have plans to add that feature since docking windows are generally dynamic in nature and the Ctrl+Tab switcher provides easy access to anything. 

In vNext we are also adding some new keyboard shortcuts.  Ctrl+(number) will immediately select the tab at that 1-based index in the current container (TabbedMdiContainer or ToolWindowContainer).  Ctrl+Alt+(number) will do the same for "pinned" tabs.  Pinned tabs are another new feature in vNext.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0681) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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