Magnetic windows

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  1. Lorenzo
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    Nov 2011

    Posted 08 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I would like to implement a kind of magnetic behaviour for windows in floating state. Is this feature in your roadmap?
    Any suggestion?

    Thanks for help.
    Lorenzo
  2. Jack
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    Posted 11 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Lorenzo,

    Thank you for your question. Currently, we do not have "magnetic" behavior for tool windows scheduled in our road map. Could you please elaborate a bit more and describe this feature in detail. We will be glad to hear your feedback and we will consider implementing it in future.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Best wishes,
    Jack
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  4. Lorenzo
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    Posted 11 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hi, 

    as magnetic behaviour I mean that when you move a window close to another window, the first window just snap to the other. The same behaviour is fine when you resize a window.
    The magnetic behaviour helps you to arrange floating windows into the screen, so people dont get crazy trying to align and resize all the floating windows around in the screen.

    I found a nice project on codeprojects that implement this features for WinForms in both MDI mode and floating mode. (see comments below in codeproject for fix for MDI mode)

    The project name is Sticky Windows and this is the link: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/stickywindows.aspx
    I tried to use Sticky Windows with RadDock, but It doesnt work.

    Would be a nice addition if you can give me help on this integration. Codeproject code is quite simple to understand, so if you make some tries you won't lose too much time. But I'm not sure that integration is feasible.

    We are still in evaluating phase to select the best UI WinForm compoment to use for our application. Telerik suite is quite complete, but we need two features more: magnetism and standard MDI mode support.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lorenzo
  5. Jack
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    Posted 16 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Lorenzo,

    Thank you for your feedback. I updated your Telerik points accordingly.

    Now I understand your inquiry, and yes, this seems to be a powerful feature. However, we still need to research the best way to implement it. That is why I added this as a feature request in our issue tracking system. We may increase the priority of this task if more people request the same.

    Should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask.
     
    Best wishes,
    Jack
    the Telerik team

    Q2’11 SP1 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download (see what's new); also available is the Q3'11 Roadmap for Telerik Windows Forms controls.

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