ToolWindow keyboard access

Docking/MDI for WPF Forum

Posted 13 years ago by Ray Huger
Version: 10.2.0533
How can I access the controls in the ToolWindow title bar using the keyboard instead of the mouse? If I could just drop down the title bar's context menu I should then be able to scroll to "Float Dock ... Close".

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

By default, those controls cannot be accessed via the keyboard. The Shift+Escape key combinitation can be used to close the current ToolWindow. This mimics how Visual Studio works.

In Visual Studio, the other menu items (such as Float, Hide, Dock) are accessible via the Window top-level menu. You would either replicate that, or bind your own key combinations to the given commands.

Actipro Software Support

Posted 13 years ago by Ray Huger
FWIW, I have an ActiPro Ribbon instead of a main menu and I think that the tool window should be able to manage itself rather than rely an outsider to poke it.
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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