Big theme changes in Docking

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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
Version: 11.2.0550
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Due to the recent theme change in 11.2 we've noticed a massive difference in theming in the Docking library. We've shot screen shots of the RibbonWindow with Docking Demo:

This is what it used to look like:
Image of old docking

This is what it looks like now:
Image of new docking


How can we change the theme for the docking libraries to the old styles?


[Modified at 11/23/2011 02:59 AM]

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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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Also, would it be possible to give an overview or mapping where some brushes went and how they are called now? Would save us tons of time figuring out how they are all named now in the AssetResourceKeys dictionary.

Thanks :)
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Rick,

I'm sorry but the lighter background look is no longer available in 2011.2. You can alter the brush assets as you need though. If there is enough of a request for the lighter color look, we may consider adding options for that in the future, but we think the darker workspace appearance is better because it focuses the end user more on the docking window content instead of distracting UI.

Docking uses assets named like DockingWindow*, ToolWindow*, TabbedMdi*, and StandardMdi*.


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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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I shall discuss this with our UX designers if this new theme will be ok in our new release, so we that can use the new 2011.2 release.

If that fails, would it be possible that you would fix the bug we've reported in the previous release 2011.1 instead?

Thanks in advance,

Rick
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Rick,

We may be able to do a fix in the v2011.1 Docking, but would have to look at what it was to be sure.


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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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We had an issue with the SyntaxEditor which was reported here:

http://www.actiprosoftware.com/support/forums/viewforumtopic.aspx?ForumTopicID=6105

This issue is fixed in the 2011.2, and it would help us very much if it can be fixed in the 2011.1 as well. Thanks!

We have a WPF Studio licence.

[Modified at 11/24/2011 02:48 AM]
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Rick,

We may be able to get that one into a future 2011.1 maintenance release, but would prefer if you could migrate to 2011.2.


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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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That would be awesome!

In the meantime we will discuss the upgrade to the 2011.2 release as well. In our minor bugfix release of our product it will have too great an impact on the user interface, so we will probably postpone it to our next major.
Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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Any indication when this maintenance release will be released?

Thanks in advance!
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Rick,

Not sure offhand, if you need it soon then perhaps email our support address and we can see if we can give you an unofficial build with the change you needed.


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Posted 8 years ago by Rick Fleuren
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Sorry for bringing this up again, but any word on the maintenance release or styling examples of the docking theme for the office blue look discussed in this post:

http://www.actiprosoftware.com/support/forums/viewforumtopic.aspx?ForumTopicID=6180

Thanks in advance,

Rick Fleuren
Everest b.v.
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Rick,

The new styling sample is work in progress right now. There probably won't be another maintenance release of 2011.2 with the sample until after the new year due to the holidays.

Per the previous post, if you needed a preview build of a 2011.1 maintenance release, you could write us. We don't have any immediate plans to put one of those out.

[Modified at 12/15/2011 03:59 PM]


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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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