Using radSplitter inside SharePoint

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  1. Elad
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    Posted 19 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,
    I am using radSplitter inside a SharePoint site.
    I am having some issues that I hoped you could assist with:

    1. Skining - I have successfully followed the tutorial on how to create a custom skin in a ASP.net web application project.
    However, I would like to create the skin directory not in the same place as the aspx page, but in a certralized location where we keep our styles.
    I have noticed that setting the skin is made using the propery: Skin="MySkin".
    Is there a way to point to a skin from a different location?

    2. Design time experience - I use SharePoint Designer 2007 to author the aspx pages inside SharePoint.
    When I add the Splitter to the page, SharePoint Designer renders a design time preview.
    That preview shows the 2 panes, where one pane is constantly growing, and keep growing forever. Eventually the Designer freezes (I guess because resources runs out). The application runs inside the browser, but it makes designing very difficult.
    Is there a way to fix this?

    3. Standards support - I have seen in the SDK, and in the your forums, that radSplitter requires XHTML DOCTYPE, is that correct?
    SharePoint works with HTML4.01 DOCTYPE, is radSplitter officially supported for SharePoint?

    4. When I place radSplitter in the SharePoint Page, is behaves strange: when I drag the splitBar, say to the right, the pane is resizing as if I drag to the left, and vice versa.
    Could it be related to the DOCTYPE?

    Thanks,
    Elad.
  2. Elad
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    Posted 19 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,
    I have been investigating issue 4.
    It appears that when the page is used with right to left direction, then the splitter behaves like this.
    I have temporarily switched to LTR.
    Is it not supported to work RTL?

    Thanks,
    Elad.
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  4. Elad
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    Posted 20 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,
    Another update about issue 1 (skinning).
    I have put the skin folder in our central location, then linked the css into the page, and used the name of the skin in the Skin property.

    Even though I manage to handle some of the issues myself, I would still liked if you address my solutions and verify them.

    Thanks,
    Elad.
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    Svetlina Anati
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    Posted 22 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Elad,

    Straight to your questions:

    1. As you have found yourself, in order to set a custom skin you should:
      1. Link the particular CSS file.
      2. Set EnableEmbeddedSkins="false"
      3. Set the skin name to the Skin property.
      You can find more details about this in the following article:
      http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/skinregistration.html
    2. We are not aware of such a problem and we have not observed it before. If the problem persists, please open a new support ticket and send us a sample demo along with a video capture of the incorrect behavior. Once we have a better understanding on it, we will try to reproduce the issue locally and investigate it further.
    3. Yes, the RadSplitter is officially supported for SharePoint.
    4. This is not related to the DOCTYPE but to the RTL mode as you have noted. Currently the RadSplitter does not support RTL and we are currently working for ensuring RTL support. What I can suggest is to put the content of the panes in a DIV or a panel with RTL setting instead of setting rtl for the html, body or form elements - this should fix the problem. 
    All the best,
    Svetlina
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  6. Elad
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    Posted 03 May 2009 Link to this post

    Thank you Svetlina.
    About the problem with SharePoint Designer, I will open a ticket if necessary.
    Just one last thing, is the splitter supported with any DOCTYPE?
    If not, which ones are supported? (We work with HTML 4 trans)

    Thanks,
    Elad
  7. Svetlina Anati
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    Posted 04 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Elad,

    Basically, the splitter control is compatible with any doctype except for the RadSlidingPanes - they need the page to be in XHTML mode. We are currently working on making the splitter compliant in any conditions, however, especially for the sliding panes animation this is not easy to accomplish and that is why this is not currently available as functionality in all configurations. In case you experience a particular problem, do not hesitate to contact us - just send us a sample e reproduction demo along with detailed reproduction steps and explanations of the actual and the desired behavior and we will do our best to help.

    Sincerely yours,
    Svetlina
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