Restrict/Constrain window drag to left and top (real-time)

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    Telerik Product and Version

    UI for ASP.NET AJAX, must support Lightweight Render Mode, so after Q2 2013

    Supported Browsers and Platforms

    Components/Widgets used (JS frameworks, etc.)

    RadWindow and internal draggable widget


     In some cases you may want the restriction to be shown to the user immediately and/or to have some custom restriction like only for minimum top and left positions.

    The built-in restriction zone is static and both it, and the KeepInScreenBounds=true settings allow the user to drag the window out of the bounds, and it will snap back inside.

    A work around for this can be to:

    • use the Lightweight RenderMode
    • use the internal (undocumented, or non-public) "draggable" widget that powers the dragging in this mode, and hook to its dragging event
    • implement the desired logic in the dragging event (an example is available below thanks to Dean Wyant)
    <telerik:RadWindow runat="server" ID="rw1" RenderMode="Lightweight" VisibleOnPageLoad="true" OnClientShow="OnClientShow" OnClientClose="OnClientClose"></telerik:RadWindow>
        function dragCheck(draggable, args) {
            //constraints for minimum top and left coordinates
            var minX = 0;
            var minY = 50;
            //for more complex restrictions you need to also alter the conditions accordingly
            if (args.get_newPosition().x < minX) {
                draggable.deltaHelper.x = minX - args.get_position().x;
            if (args.get_newPosition().y < minY) {
                draggable.deltaHelper.y = minY - args.get_position().y;
        function OnClientShow(sender, args) {
        function OnClientClose(sender, args) {
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