detecting (in code) compass highlighting (VisualCue appearence)

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  1. Mar
    Mar avatar
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    Mar 2015

    Posted 13 May 2015 Link to this post


    I want to detect when compass is highlighted (means the mouse is over the compass while dragging a pane/ToolWindow).
    In addition, I want to invoke the compass to appear, be highlighted and responding to drag-and-drop of non-dockable UIElement (let'a say ListBoxItem).
    Can I highlight what part of the compass (and the compatible VisualCue) from code?

    I tried to call OnDragContainer and OnDropContainer in implementation of RadDocking derived class (by events like MouseMove and MouseLostCapture events),
    but for no avail because the VisualCue and the compass are just stuck as if I didn't call the OnDropContainer method.
    The sample can be found here (

    Big thanks for your time!

  2. Vladi
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    Posted 15 May 2015 Link to this post


    The provided sample project from the code library that you mentioned currently has known issues which are mentioned in the thread's comments.

    We are aware of the those limitations and have added an feedback item for an improved version of the sample project here. The current version of the RadDocking control does not provide an built-in feature which could be used in order to achieve the described drag and drop from out side source into the control. By design the control's compasses are encapsulated and manually triggering them is not possible via the public APIs. As we see this part of the control's API could be improved we will discuss it with the development team in order to provide a better and easy to use public API for achieving the discussed scenarios.

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