How to interact with DocumentPanes?

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  1. Robert
    Robert avatar
    271 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2011

    Posted 14 May 2012 Link to this post

    Good evening,

    This may be a bit of a noob question but how does one interact with RadDocumentPane from a main window?

    Let me detail my Situation.

    My main window contains a RadDockingControl. The RadDockingControl has an area for a DocumentHost.
            <telerikDocking:RadPaneGroup x:Name="radDockingDocumentHost" />

    In Code Behind I programmatically add RadDocumentPanes to the DocumentHost whenever a button is pressed.
    private void btnBlankNewOrder_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        //ADD NEW DOCUMENT PANE _ RadRichTextBox
        var pane = new RadRichTextBoxAutoComplete(products);
        pane.Title = "Rob's Test Pane";

    The RadDocumentPanes being added are a modified UseControl which now inherits the RadDocumentPane.
    <telerik:RadDocumentPane x:Class="TAS2.RadRichTextBoxAutoComplete"
    .................MY CONTROL CONTENT HERE (Cut Out for this Example) ...................

    Each RadDocumentPane hosts a Grid (actually there are nested Grids which have been cut out for this example) that contain a RadRichTextBox.
    <telerik:RadDocumentPane x:Class="TAS2.RadRichTextBoxAutoComplete" ..... >
                        <ColumnDefinition />
                        <ColumnDefinition />
                    <!-- RichTextBox -->
                    <telerik:RadRichTextBox x:Name="radRichTextBox" AcceptsReturn="True" Width="800" Margin="10" Padding="10" Grid.Column="0"
                                            FontSize="14" IsSpellCheckingEnabled="False" DocumentInheritsDefaultStyleSettings="True" />

    Going back to my Main Window that contains the main RadDocking control, I have a Ribbon menu containing several buttons (see the attached image).

    How do I interact with the programatically added RadDocumentPanes and their respective RichTextBox's when pressing a button in the Ribbon menu?

    For example, suppose that the ribbon bar contains a "Paste" button. How do I make the "Paste" command associate itself with the RichTextBox of the current DocumentPane in view?

    I would attach samples of my code but it won't let me add them, only images.

    Thank you for your time,

    All help is appreciated.
  2. Robert
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    271 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2011

    Posted 14 May 2012 Link to this post

    Ok ok I spoke a bit too soon. I managed to work it out after stumbling across a little example in the documentation.

    Here's the code:

    private void btnPasteTest_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        var currentPane = radDockingDocumentHost.SelectedPane;
        if (currentPane is RadRichTextBoxAutoComplete)
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