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Visual Studio behavior on a RadDocumentPane -- cannot see contents

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Erik asked on 31 Oct 2012, 03:25 PM
Hi -- I've been working with the RadDocking framework and Prism, and am very happy with the way things are coming.
However, I've run into a snag with the Visual Studio designer for XAML on RadDocumentPane views.

My app is using a custom region adapter from these forums for the RadPaneGroup, which is working great.  The views that I create in my other projects are where the issue comes in.  The XAML for those views looks something like this (obviously more interesting than just a single hello world button).  Note that this is the whole file -- there is no encapsulating user control or anything. 
<telerikDocking:RadDocumentPane x:Class="Nwp.BackOffice.Settings.MatchingCriteria.RadDocumentPaneTest"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
                     xmlns:telerikDocking="clr-namespace:Telerik.Windows.Controls;assembly=Telerik.Windows.Controls.Docking"
                     mc:Ignorable="d"
             d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="300">
    <Grid>
        <Button>Hello World</Button>
    </Grid>
</telerikDocking:RadDocumentPane>

In the designer view, all I can see is a 300x300 grey box -- none of the inside contents.  I *can* change it from a RadDocumentPane to a UserControl (top, bottom tags, then any Resources tags, etc.  This lets me see the contents properly, but then I have to go back and change it back before compile and run time.

Any insight as to how I might better play with the designer (have tried in VS 2010 Utilimate and VS 2012 Ultimate with same results).

Thanks in advance -

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Yana
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answered on 05 Nov 2012, 08:52 AM
Hello Erik,

This is a known issue which is logged in our PITS, you can vote for it and track its progress here.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

All the best,
Yana
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