dock tool window into another one

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  1. John
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    Posted 25 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi, is there a way to doc a toolwindow into another one?  i'm trying to do something like the attached image.

    the search tab is a tool window that flies out of the main tool window.  the one with the navigate/tools/settings tabs on it.  when the main one is collapsed, the search tool window still needs to open though if clicked.


    Thanks!
  2. Ivan Petrov
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    Posted 28 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello John,

    Thank you for writing.

    I think I understand the basic concept of your idea but I would need a more detailed specification of your case here. Can you describe it in a bit more details so I can fully understand what your goal is and how I might help in achieving it.
    Basically you can put a RadDock inside a ToolWindow and place a ToolWindow in the inner dock. This is the first thing that comes to my mind as a possible start point in finding a solution.

    I am looking forward to more details on your scenario.

    All the best,
    Ivan Petrov
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  4. John
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    Posted 28 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks Ivan.

    Here's some more detail

    right now i have 2 tool windows.  when they're both collapsed they sit against the right side of the raddock.  see example 1
    one is called settings, the other search

    what i really want is the following:

    When settings is collapsed, it should take up the entire right side (i know how to do this one),and the  search is a small tab sticking out from it.  see example 2

    when settings is open, search sticks out from it as a tab. see example 3

    when they're both open, they look like normal tool windows stacked on each other.  it's already doing this i think.
    see example 4

    i played with your idea of a doc inside the settings tool window, but i couldn't figure out how to make the tool winodow inside the new doc fly out to the left of the entire main tool window.  it keeps going into it.

    thanks

    EDIT: note in example 2 i missnamed the tab.  it should say search instead of settings on the little tab area.
  5. Answer
    Ivan Petrov
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    Posted 05 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi John,

    Thank you for writing back.

    Now I understand your requirement but this functionality is not supported by RadDock. You will have to develop a custom control to get this functionality. If you are to modify RadDock to get this functionality you will spend more time and resources than to develop a new control from scratch. Should you decide to implement such a control I would be glad to assist.

    I hope this helps. If you have further questions, I would be glad to help.

    All the best,
    Ivan Petrov
    the Telerik team
    WinForms Q1 2013 boasts PivotGrid, PDF Viewer, Chart enhancements and more. Join us for a FREE webinar to see all the new stuff in action.

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