Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7)

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Posted 14 years ago by Arthur Damen

Now we've moved our development platforms to Windows 7 and played around with this new environment, we've noticed a slight difference between the Actipro based applications and others.

As far as I can see all programs (even an empty WPF Application from VS2008) can be pinned to the taskbar.
But this won't happen for applications that have a main form with the Actipro RibbonWindow.
Normally, programs have 3 options (at the least) to choose from when right clicked on the application icon in the taskbar:
1. <<Program name>>
2. Pin this program to taskbar
3. Close window/Close all windows

Our applications based on the Actipro RibbonWindow have only one:
1. Close window/Close all windows

So, I don't know whether to report this as a bug or a feature request, but we would definitely like to see this functionality in our programs.
Even more so, additional menu items like "Frequent" for "Windows Explorer" or "Recent" for "Notepad" when right clicking the icon in the taskbar, are a need-to-have for us.

So, please advise in this matter...

Comments (3)

Posted 14 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Hi Arthur,

We just tried it with WPF Studio build 514 code and do see all three options as you would expect. If you still think it's something that our code is causing (although I don't know how RibbonWindow would make a difference here), please make a simple sample project showing it and email it over, but make sure not to include any .exe files in the ZIP.

Actipro Software Support

Posted 14 years ago by RS
One thing you might not expect to cause this is specific words in the name of the exe, or even the caption of the shortcut used to launch it. The word "Help" or "Setup" for example - anywhere in the filename or shortcut caption - will cause the pinning options (and being added to the start menu MRU too) to not work.

You can find the exclusion list here:

Don't know if this is the cause of the problem you're seeing, but worth a look. Note that this problem is a Windows "design feature" and has nothing to do with the ActiPro component.


Posted 14 years ago by Arthur Damen
Thanks RS!

Got it working now.
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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