Invalid toolwindow name

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Posted 9 years ago by Roger Rong
Version: 9.2.0515
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I created a toolwindow in the code using following code:

ToolWindow tw = new ToolWindow(dockSite, '0d9e8171-a581-4b7e-9ca5-31f210849abc', title, windowImageSource, windowContent);
The above code threw an exception:

'0d9e8171-a581-4b7e-9ca5-31f210849abc' is not a valid value for property 'Name'.

It worked when I changed the name to something like "toolwindow1". But the problem is that we would like to use a GUID as the window name to avoid windows having same names. Any suggestion on this problem?

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Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Roger,

The Name property is inherited from FrameworkElement and must conform to standard identifier syntax. So to get GUIDs working, you could append an underscore at the front and convert all - chars to underscores too.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 9 years ago by Roger Rong
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Thanks. Your suggestion works.

For other people who encounter the same problem, here is the MSDN description regarding the FrameworkElement.Name Property :

The string values used for Name have some restrictions, as imposed by the underlying x:Name Attribute defined by the XAML specification. Most notably, a Name must start with a letter or the underscore character (_), and must contain only letters, digits, or underscores. For more information, see WPF Namescopes.

[Modified at 04/08/2010 05:24 PM]
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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