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Docking Manager floatingProblem.

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68270 Sep 14,2007 07:50 AM UTC Sep 18,2007 09:11 AM UTC WinForms 1
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Tharindu Pati
Asked On September 14, 2007 07:50 AM UTC


I am working with the docking manager. There we want to apply custom themes( color settings, gradiants),
The ActiveCaptionBackground and UnactiveCaptionBackground properties help us to do this while visual style is default.

But when flaoting and when its detached from the docking its showing differnt color settings. i.e not what we set in design time.
We want to show the same color gradiants in caption backgrounds during folating and detached mode.

How can we do it?



Jeba S [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 18, 2007 09:11 AM UTC

Hi Tharindu,

Sorry for the delay in response.

The issue "ActiveCaptionBackground for docking in floating mode is not working" is a known issue. When the control is in floating state the dockhost control will be hosted in a floating form and the floating form CaptionBackground will be same like the owner form of the floating form. Present architecture of docking manager is not supporting customization of floating form caption.

We have already logged it as a feature request for "customization of floating form caption" and notified our development team. We will implement this feature in our forthcoming new version releases or service pack releases. We usually have a timeframe of at least three months between releases. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors like product design, code compatibility and complexity. We will get back to you once the feature is implemented.

Thank you for using Syncfusion Products.

Best Regards,


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