Group disappear when all tiles gone

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  1. Henry
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    Posted 04 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    I have noticed that once all the tiles have been dragged from one group to another, that group disappears.  In addition, it does not seem you can get the group back by trying to drag over to the space it used to occupy (see you only Silverlight Demo).  Additionally, if you create tiles in code behind with multiple groups, and on boot, all your tiles are in Group A, you do not even know Group B is available/or exists because the group is not visible.

    Q: Is there a way to fix the Groups so they never close.  In addition, if no Tiles exist in a group, can you place a Watermark in the space where the empty group is that states "Drop Tiles Here"?

    Thanks,
    HH
  2. Maya
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    Posted 09 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Henry,

    With the current implementation, there is no way to keep a group empty or stop hiding it when all tiles are moved to another groups. What you can try is to leave at least a tile in a group. 
    Considering the issue with displaying all groups on boot, will it be possible to clarify how you set those groups on the tiles ? Do you work with AutogeneratingTile event ?


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  4. hart
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    Posted 10 Sep 2014 in reply to Maya Link to this post

    Hi Maya,
    I cannot leave a "bogus" tile in a group, but what I could do is leave an invisible, or collapsed tile in the group.  Would that work?  Without trying it, I am fortune telling and I do not think it will......
    Here is short version of what I am doing.  I have 2 Groups (Available & Monitoring).  What a person can do is grab a tile from the Available group and slide it over to the Monitoring group.  All tiles that are in the Monitoring group perform so form of data mining business logic on a threaded timer basis.  When the person no longer wants to mine data for that item, they simply slide the Tile back to the Available group.  You can see, that once they slide the Tile from the Monitoring Group back to Available, the Monitoring Group disappears..
  5. hart
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    Posted 10 Sep 2014 in reply to hart Link to this post

    Hi Maya:
    One update to my previous post -- would it be possible to place a single Tile in a Group (where the Tile is Visible), where its X/Y location would be really far away and not visible in the current Group Visible spectrum?
  6. Maya
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    Posted 11 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Henry,

    At the time being the approach you suggested with hiding a tile seems to be the way to go. Placing a tile far away will not work with the group is rendered mostly based on its tiles and the tiles from the previous groups. 


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