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Hugo asked on 15 Feb 2009, 03:08 AM

 

Hi, I am evaluating Telerik controls for Windows Forms, and what I want to achieve is something like the left-hand side panel on the "Save-As" dialog window when in Windows Vista (try notepad and do 'save as'). Is basically something like:  
|----------------------------------|  
|Favorites Links                   |  
| {Content}                        |  
|                                  |  
|                                  |  
|                                  |  
|                                  |  
-----------------------------------  
| Folders                        ^ |  
-----------------------------------  
 
so, "Favorites" remains visible all the time (locked), and "Folders" (docked on the bottom) expand upwards without covering the whole "Favorites" area like:  
 
|----------------------------------|  
|Favorites Links                   |  
| {Some Content}                   |  
|                                  |  
-----------------------------------  
| Folders                        V |  
-----------------------------------  
| {Content}                        |  
|                                  |  
|                                  |  
|                                  |  
-----------------------------------  
 
Then you click on the "V" againg and the "Folders" group docks back at the bottom again. 

I will appreciate any input on this.

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Mike
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answered on 18 Feb 2009, 06:21 PM
Hello Hugo,

Since none of our RadControls fit to the scenario out of the box, I spent some time playing with several controls and I came up with a solution (attached) that I think is very close to what you need.
I have developed a custom user control (VistaExplorerBar) that can be used on a form to resemble the vista explorer panel bar look and feel. The API may need some further polishing but you should be able to get the basic idea by this demo. The user control is built using RadlistBox, RadDropDownButton, RadTreeView, RadPanel, SplitContainer and some custom themes for the corresponding controls.

Please let me know if this works for you.

All the best,
Mike
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answered on 22 Feb 2009, 08:51 AM
This is absolutely great!. Thank you very much!.
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