Simulate Windows Desktop

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  1. MMagnumPI9
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    Mar 2007

    Posted 25 Apr 2007 Link to this post

    An intresting idea I think may be possible with this new release is simulating the Windows Desktop.  Where you have a RadDockZone at the bottom of a page.  When you collapse the RadDock, it should become docked in the RadDockZone in its collapsed state and when you expand it, it should be moved to some location on the page (0,0 maybe) in its maximized state.

    I started to prototype it, with the DockExpandCollapseCommand you can handle the event when the state of the RadDock is changed, now if only I could figure out how to tell if the RadDock is collapsed or expanded from the client side, and add or remove it from a RadDockZone.

    The documentation is still light on the client side properties and methods for RadDock, and RadDockZone . . . is it even possible to do what I am attempting? 

    If so, I think it would be a great way to display data to users in a way that they are already familiar with (windows desktop feel).  It would overcome some shortcomings of the RadWindow control due to problems with the browser when moving and resizing windows.
  2. Georgi Tunev
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    Posted 02 May 2007 Link to this post

    Hello MMagnumPI9,

    I've attached a small sample to this thread that I believe will be of help in your case. The implementation is still basic, but it will give you a start. Some of the code that is used in this sample will not be needed in the future as we will enhance the RadDock control and it will automatically remember its position when minimized / maximized.



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    Georgi Tunev
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