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How to keep floating document from being hidden when main window is minimized

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103760 May 29,2012 03:09 PM Jun 14,2012 12:35 AM WPF 3
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Albert Gao
Asked On May 29, 2012 03:09 PM

Hi.  Is there an option that would keep a floating window managed by a docking manager from being hidden when the main window is minimized?


Muthalagu M [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 5, 2012 09:07 AM

Hi Ariel,

Thanks for your patience.

The floating document went to hidden state when main window is minimized it is an default behavior, because docking manager is present inside the main window and the floating document is an child of docking manager.So if main window has been minimized then the docking manager also went to minimized.

You can see the attached video file for default behavior of Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.Please find the attched video file.

Please let us know in case of any further assitance.




Albert Gao
Replied On June 8, 2012 02:57 PM

To get around this I'm thinking of using linked docking managers and just transfer a docked document to
another docking manager in another Window which will not be tied to the main Window where the primary
docking manager is.  How can I do this programmatically? 


Muthalagu M [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 14, 2012 12:35 AM

Hi Ariel,

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We have prepared a sample to access programmatically transfer documents between two linked docking managers and you can download the attached sample.

We have achieved this by using linked manager support and add both the docking managers into AddToTargetManagersList by programmatically as follows and you can refer our UD documentation link.


Reference Link: http://help.syncfusion.com/UG/User%20Interface/WPF/Tools/default.htm#!documents/31477linkedmanagersu.htm  

Also we have manually and programmatically placed the child of one docking manager into another docking manager by button click event.

Please let us know in case of any queries.




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