Menu items unusable on rafted windows

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Posted 13 years ago by John Dunn
Version: 10.2.0531
Platform: .NET 3.5
Environment: Windows 7 (64-bit)
When a document is rafted it is impossible to use any menu items on it. I can reproduce this issue with the Sample Browser.

- Run the Docking external sample
- Select text in 'WelcomeDocument.rtf'
- Menu commands ( Copy, Paste, etc ) work as expected
- Drag document outside of main window so it's floating
- Select text
- Menu commands are disabled

As far as I can tell this makes rafted document windows unusable if you have any menu items that deal with them. I assume the issue is a focus one. Is there any workaround?

It appears as though DockSite.ActiveWindow is also switched back when the menu is selected so I can't use that to send the command to the correct document either.

[Modified at 10/21/2010 11:49 AM]

Comments (1)

Posted 13 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Hi John,

This is a general limitation of WPF routed commands. You can find more information in this forum post.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v23.1.3) was released 20 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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