Loading from XML while RadDock is hidden

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  1. Luc
    Luc avatar
    4 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2013

    Posted 21 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Here is an interesting situation :

    - I use a RadDock containing 2 ToolWindows, docked in a shared TabStrip.
    - I change win1's dockstate to 'floating'.
    - I change win2's dockstate to 'autohide'.
    - I save RadDock's configuration in an XML file.
    - I use RadDock.Hide().

    Now, to avoid a possible flicker on the screen, I wish to load the previous XML file before showing RadDock again. After RadDock.Show(), both ToolWindows are in a 'autohide' state ! If I 'unpin' win1, it gets back to the 'floating' state. But double-clicking on its title-bar won't dock it any more.

    Is there a way to safely load a XML configuration while having RadDock hidden ?
  2. Dess
    Dess avatar
    1561 posts

    Posted 26 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Luc,

    Thank you for contacting Telerik Support.

    I confirm that it is an issue with our RadDock's saving/loading layout, when you have two ToolWindows, docked in a shared TabStrip (one of which is in "AutoHide" state and the other window is in "Floating" state). I have logged it in our Feedback Portal. You can track its progress, subscribe for status changes and add your vote/comment to it on the following link - Feedback Item.

    I have also updated your 
    Telerik points.

    Currently, the possible solution that I can suggest is to restore manually the correct state:
    Dictionary<string, DockState> currentState = new Dictionary<string, DockState>();
    public Form1()
    //load layout
    private void radButton2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        foreach (DockWindow window in this.radDock1.DockWindows.ToolWindows)
            if (currentState.ContainsKey(window.Text))
                DockState state = currentState[window.Text];
                if (window.DockState != DockState.Docked)
                    window.DockState = DockState.Docked;
                window.DockState = state;
    //save layout
    private void radButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
         foreach (DockWindow window in this.radDock1.DockWindows.ToolWindows)
            if (!currentState.ContainsKey(window.Text))
                currentState.Add(window.Text, window.DockState);

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

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