Collapsable Floating ToolWindows

Docking/MDI for Windows Forms Forum

Posted 19 years ago by Boyd - Sr. Software Developer, Patterson Consulting, LLC
Here's another feature request. I'd like to be able to create floating ToolWindows similar to what you see in Photoshop. I don't care so much about the "theme" in Photoshop as much as the ability to collapse/auto-hide the ToolWindows.

I've seen other vendors do this using the same button you use to pin the ToolWindow while it's docked. This would require that floating ToolWindows draw using the same themed appearance they have when docked. Basically, if you "un-pin" the floating ToolWindow, it will collapse to being just a TitleBar and nothing else. If you move the mouse over the collapsed TitleBar, it expands (I would think this mouseover activity could be turned on/off by a property). "Pining" the window again will expand the ToolWindow back to normal.

Just a suggestion... :)

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Posted 19 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Another good idea... I'll add that to the TODO list.

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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