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Floating Window shown in Windows Taskbar

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126989 Oct 20,2016 05:25 AM UTC Oct 26,2016 03:59 AM UTC WPF 5
Tags: DockingManager
Asked On October 20, 2016 05:25 AM UTC

Is it possible to show the floating window in Windows Taskbar?


Victory Jessie Selvam D [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 21, 2016 05:27 AM UTC

Hi Monika,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

You can use ShowFloatWindowInTaskbar property and ShowInTaskbar attached property of DockingManager to show the float windows in Taskbar and these properties are available from our 2016 volume 2 release. Float windows can be shown in Taskbar only if UseNativeFloatWindow is set to true for DockingManager. ShowFloatWindowInTaskbar property is used to show all the available float windows in Taskbar. ShowInTaskbar attached property is used to show/hide that particular float window in Taskbar. We have prepared a sample for the same and you can download it from the following link:

Sample: DockingManagerFloatWindowInTaskBar


Replied On October 21, 2016 07:29 AM UTC

Thanks for the sample.
This works fine.

A second question:
When I start the sample, the window I activate is on top - mainwindow or floated windows.
When I dock a floated window , and float this again, the main window stays in background.
The floating window is then always in front of the main window.
I expect the same reaction as before docking.
What can I do to get this behavior again?

Thanks for your help and kind regards

Victory Jessie Selvam D [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 24, 2016 12:58 PM UTC

Hi Monika,

We have modified the sample to show MainWindow on top and you can download it from the following link:

Sample: DockingManager_Topmost

In the sample, we have set Owner as null for all the NativeFloatWindows in the application while the DockState changes to Float.


Replied On October 25, 2016 05:49 AM UTC

Thank you for the modified sample.
This is what I want.


Victory Jessie Selvam D [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 26, 2016 03:59 AM UTC

Hi Monika,

Thank you for the update.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.



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