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Posted 19 years ago by Simon Green - Development Manager, smartFOCUS Ltd
We're currently using V2 of your Wizard control for our commercial products. For the next major release of our product range, the Product Managers here have requested that our application wizards support 'sidebar' navigation, in addition to the usual 'Next' and 'Previous' navigation buttons. That is to say they want the end-user to be able to jump directly to a certain wizard page if they know what they're looking for - an 'expert' mode wizard in effect.

So, my questions, before we consider upgrading to V3 is:
1) Will a future version of the Wizard control support a sidebar feature?
2) Is there a way we can programmatically 'bolt-on' a sidebar in the meantime, and hook it up the standard wizard's event processing?


Comments (2)

Posted 19 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Absolutely you can get that working. You probably want something like a Welcome Page layout and then add LinkLabels to represent each page in the Wizard. When each LinkLabel is clicked, in your event handler set the Wizard.SelectedPage to the appropriate page. It should be easy to set up.

If you encapsulate this functionality in a UserControl you can add the UserControl to each of your pages and dock it on the left of the pages. The pages should probably be exterior pages in that case.

We probably won't add that in the future because it's something that I could see everybody wanting to implement differently for their various scenarios.

Actipro Software Support

Posted 19 years ago by Simon Green - Development Manager, smartFOCUS Ltd
Excellent, we'll give that a go.

Thanks for your prompt response!
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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