Show autohide toolwindow programmatically

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Posted 17 years ago by Roger Rong
Version: 2.0.93
Hi all,

We are using UIStudion 1.5.43. Just wondering whether there is a way to show an autohide toolwindow programmatically, just like the mouse move over its tab strip.

The toolwindow.Activate(true) can show the window but also shifts the widows focus to it, and we would need a way that does not changes the window focus.

While the toolwindow.Activate(false) does not show the toolwindow if it is in the autohide mode.

Any comments appreciated.


Comments (2)

Posted 17 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Hi Roger,

Activate(false) in v2.0 shows the auto hide window without setting focus to it. Although you need to set its HideUnfocusedAutoHideToolWindowsOnMouseLeave property to false to keep the auto-hide window displayed beyond the second it stays open if it doesn't have focus.

I think this was something that we added in v2.0 but in v1.5 I don't think there's a way to do it while keeping focus where it is.

Actipro Software Support

Posted 17 years ago by Roger Rong
Thanks, we 'll need to have a look at the V2.0 then.
The latest build of this product (v24.1.0) was released 4 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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