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DockingManager caption buttons padding

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79755 Feb 24,2009 08:28 PM UTC Mar 6,2009 11:41 AM UTC WinForms 5
Tags: Tools
Julie Levy
Asked On February 24, 2009 08:28 PM UTC

Hi -
is there any way to increase the padding between the caption buttons when adding custom buttons to the docking manager?
We are on version

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 3, 2009 01:04 PM UTC

Hi Julie,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

Currently the feature 'Support for increase the padding between the caption buttons ' is not available in the library.

Please let me know if any concern.


Julie Levy
Replied On March 4, 2009 06:30 PM UTC

One more question. I am not able to get tooltips to show up on the caption buttons using the regular or supertooltip (with EnableSuperTooltip turned on).

Is this linked to using the default style?

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 5, 2009 01:15 PM UTC

Hi Julie,

Thanks for the update.

SuperTooltip on CaptionButtons

Please make sure that you have set the property SuperTooltip of dockingManager to superTooltip component.

Please refer the sample below that displays supertooltip of captionbutton in Office2007Style.


Please let me know if this helps you.


Julie Levy
Replied On March 5, 2009 09:40 PM UTC

Hi -
Thanks for your response.
However, what i want is to add a tooltip to a custom caption button, not a built-in one. Also, the style we use is Default.

In general though, i can't get any tooltips to show up (super or regular) when i have ShowTooltips set to true as well as EnableSuperTooltip set to true. The properties i set in our derived DockingManager class are below. Am i missing something?

this.ActiveCaptionBackground = new Syncfusion.Drawing.BrushInfo( System.Drawing.Color.White );
this.ActiveCaptionFont = new System.Drawing.Font( "Arial", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular );
this.ActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
this.AllowTabsMoving = false;
this.AutoHideTabHeight = 18;
this.AutoHideTabFont = new System.Drawing.Font( "Arial", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular );
this.BorderColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
this.CloseEnabled = false;
this.DisallowFloating = true;
this.DockLabelAlignment = SFTools.DockLabelAlignmentStyle.Left;

this.DockTabFont = new System.Drawing.Font( "Arial", 8.25F );
this.DockTabHeight =18;
this.EnableContextMenu = false;
this.ForwardMenuShortcuts = false;
this.FullCaptionsInAutoHideMode = true;
this.MenuButtonEnabled = false;
this.EnableSuperToolTip = true;

this.InActiveCaptionBackground = new Syncfusion.Drawing.BrushInfo( System.Drawing.Color.White );
this.InActiveCaptionFont = new System.Drawing.Font( "Arial", 8.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular );
this.InActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
this.VisualStyle = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.VisualStyle.Default;
this.EnableDoubleClickOnCaption = true;
this.ShowToolTips = true;


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 6, 2009 11:41 AM UTC

Hi Julie,

Thanks for the update.

If you want to display regular tooltip for the captionbuttons , the property EnableSuperToolTip must be set to false. Please do this change in your custom dockingmanager and let me know if you are able to see regular tooltip for the captionbuttons.

If you want to display SuperTooltip for the captionbuttons , set the property EnableSuperToolTip of dockingmanager to true and set SuperTooltip text for all the captionbuttons and assign the Supertooltip component to the dockingmanager.

Please let me know if this helps you.



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