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dockingManager.HostForm - why no ControlContainer ?

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746 Aug 9,2002 07:11 PM UTC Aug 12,2002 12:08 PM UTC Windows Forms 1
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Harald Egerth
Asked On August 9, 2002 07:11 PM UTC

hi, i would like to put my dockingpanels into a panel and the panel into a form. why does dockingManager only work with a form ? (just think of outlook and the dynamic tree) hEgerth

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Replied On August 12, 2002 12:08 PM UTC

Hi, The reason for tying up the DockingManager with a Form was a result of opting for a design that would allow users to create a VS.NET type docking windows implementation with as little effort as possible. Making the design generic enough to be used in a ContainerControl would have required users to provide additional initialization code for issues such as persistence, toolbar interaction, MDIClient layout accomodations etc., Considering that the Form-based approach is the most commonly used one, we decided to make the design a form-centric one. I will go ahead and file a feature-request and, though a time-frame cannot be guaranteed, we will try to accomodate this request in a future release of Essential Tools. Prakash Syncfusion, Inc.

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