Changing shape of tabs

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Posted 9 years ago by Bradley
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I've been looking through the styles and have been able to change almost everything I've wanted to. However, I'd like to change the way the actual tabs themselves look so that instead of being slanted and then rounded they'd just be a regular rectangle, similar to the picture I've attached. Thanks.



http://i.imgur.com/mp06e.png

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

The DocumentWindow/ToolWindows are responsible for rendering their associated tab, so you'd need to customize their ControlTemplate. Assuming you are using the latest version, you can look in Common.xaml for the DockingWindowStyleBase Style. It has a Trigger which applies the document style tab.

The DocumentTabDecorator is what renders the slanted border, so you'd probably just replace that with a Border.


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Posted 9 years ago by Bradley
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I had actually tried that, but it didn't work then or now. For some reason no matter what i change inside of the DockingWindowStyleBase trigger for the style, nothing gets changed in my app. I even tried removing everything in the style trigger and that didn't have any affect either. I know I'm referencing the Common.xaml file correctly because I changed this line

                    <dockingPrimitives:DockingWindowTabPanel HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                                                             SelectedTab="{Binding RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType={x:Type docking:TabbedMdiContainer}}, Path=SelectedItem}"
                                                             HorizontalTabSpacing="2">
                    </dockingPrimitives:DockingWindowTabPanel>
else where in the same file, to make the tabs move apart and not cover each other up, and it worked fine. I'm using build 0541 instead of 0542, but the release notes don't mention anything about the DocumentTabDecorator so I don't think the minor version difference is the cause.

[Modified at 03/17/2011 04:20 PM]
Posted 9 years ago by Bradley
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Finally got it working. The problem was that I was using custom DocumentWindows. Apparently children don't take their parents styles, so for each custom DocumentWindow I have I needed to add
   <Style x:Key="{x:Type custom:WorkSpaceWindow}"
           TargetType="{x:Type custom:WorkSpaceWindow}"
           BasedOn="{StaticResource DockingWindowStyleBase}" />
where custom:WorkSpaceWindow is the name of the child class.
Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Bradley,

Glad you got it working and that is correct. By default, implicit Styles for a base class are not applied to any derived classes.


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The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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