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Docking and serialization problem

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FrancoP asked on 29 Oct 2009, 09:56 AM

Good morning.

            I have problems with radDock layout and serialization. My problems are also visible in the application examples provided with radControls. I use Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition on a Windows XP OS. RadControls version is RadControls for WinForms Q2 2009 SP1.


  1. In the test application Examples\Docking\Serialization, when I want to move ToolWindow1 on the left, I see in the preview that it’ll fill half the space of  ToolWindow3. When I dropped ToolWindow1, the result is not the same, and the windows will not appear as in the preview.
  2. When I modify the layout and then save the new layout, when I load the layout a new floating radForm will appear. Trying to move it around by clicking on the title bar causes it to disappear. Then, every time I try to load the layout again, all is ok. I mean: if I modify the layout and save the changes, the first time I reload the new layout I got the problem. If I save the layout again (with no changes), no problems arise.


The same behaviour I obtain in my applications.

Thank you.

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answered on 03 Nov 2009, 10:29 AM
Hi Gianfranco,

Thank you for evaluating our components.

Regarding your issues:

1. The preview drop hints in RadDock are heuristic and may not give you the actual size the dropped window will occupy until the actual layout is executed. Using our RadSplitContainer, one may achieve some really complex layout scenarios and hence size estimation is not exact. What we may do in future releases is to estimate the size with more closer approximation.
2. This was a known issue with the release you are using and this issue has already been fixed in an internal build. We are also very close to our next release - Q3 2009, which fixes other known issues as well and adds lots of useful features to RadDock.

Thank you for your time and feedback.

Kind regards,
the Telerik team

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