AutoHide when out of focus

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Posted 11 months ago by Yuki Abe
Version: 23.1.2
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Hello
I would like to fix the auto-hide behavior of the Dock as follows:

1. Expand the auto-hide tool window
2. Select another window to defocus

Result: Expanded tool windows are hidden
Fix: I want to keep it extended

In terms of movement, I would like it to be similar to Visual Studio.
Isn't there an option somewhere to achieve this?

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Posted 11 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello,

If I understand your request correctly, you want to show an auto-hidden tool window, but then click in another tool window and have the auto-hidden tool window remain open?  Auto-hidden tool windows close their popup when focus moves to another docking window, which is by design and should generally be the same as what Visual Studio does.

If I am misunderstanding, please tell us how to reproduce the problem in our product and give steps to show an example of alternate desired behavior in Visual Studio.  Thanks!


Actipro Software Support

Posted 11 months ago by Yuki Abe
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Hello

Thanks for the reply.


Ideally, if the tool window is expanded in an application that uses Actipro, and the application becomes inactive by selecting another window or desktop, the deployed tool window of the application will remain expanded.
I would like to maintain the specification of selectively hiding tool or document windows within the same application.

Here are the steps to follow when using Visual Studio:
1. Auto-hide Visual Studio Solution Explorer
2. Expand Solution Explorer
3. Click Desktop or File Explorer to deactivate Visual Studio.
Result: Solution Explorer expanded in Visual Studio remains visible.

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

We have a DockSite.AutoHidePopupClosesOnLostFocus property you can set to false to prevent the auto-hide popup from closing when focus is lost, which is the case when another app is activated.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 11 months ago by Yuki Abe
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Thank you very much.
It worked well with the properties you presented.

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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