Non-Modal FileDialogs

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  1. Wetzorke
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    Aug 2012

    Posted 22 Sep Link to this post

    To me it is great news reading about the RadFileDialogs where I can apply a custom theme! This is a feature I absolutely require for the product I am developing!

    However, are there non-modal versions of RadOpenFileDialogRadOpenFolderDialog and RadSaveFileDialog?

    I do not want to block my Application/MainWindow (e.g. with a modal dialog box) at any time, but rather nest the RadFileDialogs within RadDocking.

  2. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 25 Sep Link to this post

    Hello Bernd,

    Thank you for your kind words first.

    Currently we do not support opening the RadFile/Folder dialogs in non-modal way. We can log this as a feature request. However, before proceeding with this, we would like to know more about your scenario. For example, since you need to put the dialog in Docking, do you need the close/minimize buttons at all ? If no, haw does this sound to you - we can log a feature request for using the content of the File Dialogs as a standalone controls. Currently you can consider the OpenFileDialog as a RadWindow whose content is an 'ExplorerControl' which includes all the stuff that you actually need - BreadCrumb, NavigationTree, MainPanel, SearchPanel, Ok / Cancel buttons. Do you think standalone usage of this control (without creating an OpenFileDialog instance) + overriding the OK/Cancel commands will match your requirements completely ?

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    Regards,
    Petar Mladenov
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  3. Wetzorke
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    Posted 29 Sep in reply to Petar Mladenov Link to this post

    Sounds absolutely perfect.

    No, I do not need the close/minimize buttons at all, since Ok / Cancel buttons are totally sufficient.

    In best case I could attach an ICommand to the OK- and CANCEL-Events.

    Thank you for your proposal for solution!

    I am looking forward to theming and using the FileDialogs as standalone Controls.

  4. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 03 Oct Link to this post

    Hi Bernd,

    We logged a feature request in our feedback portal where you can subscribe for future notifications.

    FileDialogs: Make the ExplorerControl usage as standalone control possible.
    To bold this again, currently you cannot use this ExplorerControl or its subparts as standalone controls with standalone commands (Open / Save / Cancel / etc.). The only way to simulate somehow such usage is to apply style to RadWindow that removes borders / close / maximize buttons etc.

    Regards,
    Petar Mladenov
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