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MikeB asked on 26 Mar 2012, 08:25 PM
Hello.

This is related to a question that I asked earlier about the Tab Overflow that Richard Slade answered for me.

Is it possible to pin a Document Tab?

Case:  User opens several Tabbed Document Windows at the start of the day.  The first Tab is a TreeView Navigator for all of the other Documents.  And the users want the Navigator Tab to stay as the first Tab on the left side.  I have been able to keep the Navigator Tab in place when ever a new Window (Document) is opened by always setting that Tab index to 0.  Any Tabs that overflow, overflow to the right.  This is the behavior that the users want.  The issue is that when an existing Tab is activated by the OverFlow Button or just selecting it again from the Navigator.  When the reactivated Tab that is re-indexed to become visible, there is a shift of the Tabs to the left, pushing the Navigator Tab out of view.  I couldn't find any setter properties that I could use to shift the Tabs back to the right.

Of course, screen real estate is always an issue and some of the windows have rather large grids on them which we try very hard to keep all of the columns visible (no scroll bar) in the 1024 X 768 resolution that the users want.  So, I've tried making the Navigator Tab a Tool Widow that can be pinned and hidden but that little space that the "hidden" ToolBar takes is just enough to force a scroll bar on some of the Windows with grids.

So, if anyone knows a way to keep the Navigator Tab from shifting to the left, or a way to reshift it to the right, or just a better way to accomplish this,  I will appreciate all tips and ideas.

Thanks

Mike Baxa

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Julian Benkov
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answered on 29 Mar 2012, 05:14 PM
Hello Michael,

Currently, this functionality is not supported by RadDock. However, we have already added your suggestion to our system as a feature request. If more people vote for it, we will prioritize it in our TO DO list and we will do our best to implement it in one of the next major releases.

All the best,
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answered on 29 Mar 2012, 06:12 PM
Thanks Julian!

I think just having more control of the Tabs in general is good.  You know how us developers are "control freaks".  LOL

We created a ToolBarButton on the RadDock ToolBar that the users can click to bring the Navigator back into view.

Thanks again.

Mike Baxa
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Julian Benkov
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answered on 02 Apr 2012, 09:09 AM
Hello Mike,

I am glad to hear that you have solved your issue and have found a good solution for this functionality. I also think that it would be best if this functionality is supported natively by the control itself, but as I mentioned, we will be able to increase its priority in our To-Do list if more people vote for it. This also depends on the features and issues we are currently working on for the next major release.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Greetings,
Julian Benkov
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