Trying to use RadDock

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  1. Sacha
    Sacha avatar
    10 posts
    Member since:
    May 2012

    Posted 08 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    I'm having a little trouble trying to get the RadDock working.

    Here is my scenario:
    I have a windows form which contains a RadPageView. Inside one of those tabs I have multiple RadSplitContainers which are giving me left, center, right and bottom panels. The left, right and bottom ones are fixed with the center expanding with the form/window. In each of these I need to house UserControls or Forms.

    But how?

    I've dropped a RadDock into a panel and set it to fill the parent. I've then created both a UserControl and a Form which at run time (Form1_Load) either one gets inserted into the RadDock. Something like this (ucBBMain is my UserControl):

    UserControl uc = new ucBBMain();
    radDock1.DockControl(uc, DockPosition.Fill);

    But I get an  error:
    "Invalid DockTabStrip for a DockPosition.Fill operation."

    I also tried this but get the same error:
    UserControl uc = new ucBBMain();
    HostWindow host = new HostWindow(uc, DockType.Document);
    radDock1.DockControl(host, DockPosition.Fill);

    Very same happens with a Form.

    So how can I put UserControls or Forms into a RadDock where their size is expanded to the RadDock they are inside?

    Or in fact is a RadDock the correct control to use? Can I put a UserControl directly into the SplitContainer panels?
  2. Julian Benkov
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    Julian Benkov avatar
    1135 posts

    Posted 11 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Sacha,

    To dock a control with DockPosition.Fill in RadDock control you must specify the type of the new window as a Document. Here is a sample example:
    protected override void OnButton3Click()
    {
        Form form = new Form();
        radDock.DockControl(form, DockPosition.Fill, DockType.Document);
    }

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Greetings,
    Julian Benkov
    the Telerik team
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