Read-Only State UI

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Posted 8 months ago by rex hui
Version: 23.1.2
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Using the Sample Browser "Read-Only State" sample:

In read-only state, for example, the value(list control) for the FontFamily changes to a gray color while the value(textbox) for the FontSize foreground remains the same. To me, the textbox should also change to a gray color so that the user will know it is in a read-only state. Is there a way to do that for all the various embedded controls to be grayed out in read-only state?

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Answer - Posted 8 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello,

Microsoft's default WPF theme for TextBox doesn't update the foreground when in read-only state. 

However there is inconsistency in that sample you mentioned since our ComboBox property editors are changing foreground when read-only, while our TextBox property editors are not.  We discussed it here and feel there should be at least some subtle difference in foreground in our themes when read-only in addition to there being no blinking caret. 

We are going to update read-only edit controls to use a new read-only foreground brush in our themes that will be slightly dimmer than normal, but not as dim as disabled foregrounds.  

Please note that a read-only PropertyGrid already slightly dims all the text in the property name column.


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Posted 8 months ago by rex hui
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Thanks, yeah the inconsistency there is the key point.

When will that be available?

[Modified 8 months ago]

Posted 8 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello,

It should be in the next few days.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 8 months ago by rex hui
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Thank you!

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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