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Form gets locked in place with Dialog Box & Ribbon Control

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57478 Mar 5,2007 07:26 PM UTC Apr 17,2007 02:06 PM UTC WinForms 4
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Andrew Bogus
Asked On March 5, 2007 07:26 PM UTC

This may be similar to open issue #3326. I have a Ribbon Form which seems to be working properly. However, when I open a dialog window, like OpenFileDialog, it will permanently lock my main form in place so I cannot move it around the screen.

I tested this is the RibbonFormDemo provided on this site with the same results.

I was just wondering if anybody else has come across this issue and has a solution or a work around?

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 6, 2007 02:26 PM UTC

Modal dialog ?

Golda Rebecal [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 8, 2007 11:22 AM UTC

Hi Andy,

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

The issue of form being locked after an OpenFileDialog is closed has been identified as a bug and has been internally escalated. We will provide a fix timeline within two business days.

Thanks for being patient.

Best Regards,

Andrew Bogus
Replied On March 9, 2007 06:34 PM UTC

Thanks for the response. I have found a temporary hack that will enable the main form to move again one the dialog has been closed: Call RecreateHandle() on the main form directly after the dialog box is closed. This results in the main form having an annoying, unprofessional screen flash, but it seems to do the trick for the time being. I will be awaiting your fix. Once again, thanks for the reply.


Golda Rebecal [Syncfusion]
Replied On April 17, 2007 02:06 PM UTC

Hi Andy,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

The issue of Ribbonform being locked after an OpenFileDialog is closed has been fixed in v5.

Could you please refer the following forum thread to obtain the beta version of Essential Studio v5?


Kindly let me know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,


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