RadDockZone orientation issue with how the components flow with a fixed height.

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  1. Anthony
    Anthony avatar
    4 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2006

    Posted 20 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi All
    On my website I use a top section div with fixed width and height on various pages that contain different sets of controls for different pages. I used the RadDock control so that the RadCombobox controls can be visible or invisible depending on the page it appears on. There will never be more than 8 controls on any page.
    I attached a jpeg that explains how I want it to happen in practice. I have played around with vertical and horizontal orientation but it is almost like I need a combination of both horizontal and vertical as I would like the docked items to move in a zig zag pattern (see jpeg). I can use horizontal orientation but it causes gaps (i.e. sometimes 2 half controls appear next to each other leaving 2 gaps under the halves instead of slotting in underneath)

    Anyone got some advice on how to solve this?
    Much appreciated
  2. Slav
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    1351 posts

    Posted 23 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Anthony,

    As you have already found out, there are two options for positioning the RadDock controls in a RadDockZone - horizontal and vertical. The layout that you want to achieve requires putting every RadDock column in a wrapper with left float. Nevertheless, the RadDockZone supports only dock controls in its content so using wrappers for the groups of RadDocks will break their functionality.

    A possible approach for achieving your scenario is to use a separate RadDockZone for every column of RadDocks and to implement the desired logic for moving the dock controls via their client-side API. I have attached a sample page that demonstrates such solution. If it meets your requirements, you can use it or you can incorporate your logic instead. Note that this is a customization of the default behavior of RadDock and may cause problems in some scenarios, as it is not fully tested.

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