Upgrade ActiPro Controls v1 to v2.0.50727

Docking/MDI for Windows Forms Forum

Posted 14 years ago by Arun Rajaraman - Software Developer, Delmatic ltd
Version: 2.0.0111

We were using the ActiPro control for Dock and TabStrip Panel in our existing software which was in .Net 1.0 and 2.0.

Now we are moving the app to .Net 4.0. Is there any good guideline to upgrade the ActiPro controls as such. The namespace and controls in the new version of ActiPro seems to differ very much programmatically.

private ActiproSoftware.TabStripPanel.DocumentListTabStripPanel tbstrip;
private ActiproSoftware.DockableWindow.DWToolWindow dwWin;

Any help or suggestion would be of great help.

Thanks ,
Arun Rajaraman

Arun Rajaraman

Comments (1)

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

Sorry we don't have any guidance on converting from DockableWindow to UIStudio. I'd recommend reading the documentation and looking at the samples. The samples show nearly all the features of the product.

For the docking window portion, tool windows are in the ToolWindow class and document windows are in the DocumentWindow class. The DockManager is what controls everything.

For TabStripPanel, there isn't an exact replacement of that. It was a panel of just the tab portion of a tab control. In UIStudio we do have a TabStrip control, and it has similar/enhanced features over TabStripPanel, but it also has a content area like you would expect from a TabControl. With TabStrip you don't need to manage showing tab child content, etc. since we handle that.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.0) was released 4 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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