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Custom Caption Buttons for Floated Windows?

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74102 May 29,2008 10:24 PM UTC Jul 7,2009 09:52 AM UTC WinForms 10
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Dave Schmid
Asked On May 29, 2008 10:24 PM UTC

I was able to add custom caption buttons to the title bar of docking windows. However, when the docking window is floated, all title bar buttons disappear and only the 'X' button is left. I need to have the custom caption button also show up when the docking window is floated. How can I do this?

Mano J [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 30, 2008 05:57 AM UTC

Hi Dave,

Currently we don't have custom caption support for the floating forms. But it is one of the priority features that we have planned to implement in future releases.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Dave Schmid
Replied On August 21, 2008 02:25 PM UTC

Is there any progress on this issue? It is becoming a problem for us. If this feature will not be added soon, could you give some hints on how I might work around this?

Fathima Shalini P [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 25, 2008 12:06 PM UTC

Hi Dave,

Thank you for your patience.

Our developers are working with high priority in implementing this feature and this will be avalible with our next weekly development build. We will get back to you with more details once the development build is available for download.

Please let me know if any concerns.


Denis Barnard
Replied On February 10, 2009 12:02 AM UTC

Just adding that I too am waiting for this feature. Having the custom buttons on only docked windows is a bit ... lame :p

Dave, just to update you on the feedback I recently received via Direct-Trac:

"We will implement this feature in our forthcoming new version releases or service pack releases. We usually have an interval of at least three months between releases."

So I hope you haven't been waiting all this time since May, but if you have hope might be on the horizon :)

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 30, 2009 08:34 PM UTC

I'm planning to add a custom button too. We actually made the control floating by default because we want to give the user the freedom to dock as per the need. I observe that there is only 'X' button and only upon docking, other caption buttons show up.

Is this feature in place ?

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 31, 2009 10:18 AM UTC

Hi Murali ,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

The feature 'Custom caption support for the floating forms' is expected to be available in our next Essential Studio 2009 Volume 2 major release which is scheduled in the third week of April. We will let you know once this feature is available.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On April 1, 2009 04:51 PM UTC

I find that myPanel will only come up with this new button and not the defaults. Once I open another panel that is docked in the same docking manager, the first myPanel repaints with the standard buttons + custom button.
I want the standard + add one custom button.

Any hint here please ?

CaptionButton filterButton = new CaptionButton(CaptionButtonType.Custom);

filterButton.ImageIndex = 1; filterButton.TransparentImageColor = Color.Transparent;
CaptionButtonsCollection bbs = new CaptionButtonsCollection();
dockingManager1.SetCustomCaptionButtons(myPanel, bbs);

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On April 2, 2009 05:43 AM UTC

Hi Murali,

Thanks for the update.

SetCustomCaptionButtons method used to set different custom caption buttons for each docked control.

If you want to add same custom caption button for all docked controls, add that custom caption button to the docking manager as follows.



Please let me know if this helps you.


Dave Schmid
Replied On June 30, 2009 12:03 AM UTC

So is this feature in the latest 2009 Vol 2 release?
If so, please tell me how I access it.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 7, 2009 09:52 AM UTC

Hi Dave,

Sorry for the delayed response.

The feature 'Custom caption support for the floating forms' is not yet implemented. We will let you once this feature is available in our code library.

Thanks for your patience.



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