Unplanned
Last Updated: 08 Apr 2021 07:52 by ADMIN
Mark
Created on: 06 Apr 2021 16:05
Category: Dock
Type: Feature Request
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RadDock: Unable to resize windows in Visual Studio designer in .NET5

Hi,

I have C# Winforms application targeting .Net 5.

I am trying to use the Raddock with the Visual Studio 2012 dark theme, adding to a radribbonform

There are several tool windows that i have tabbed using the Advance layout designer. When i try to select a tab in the main Visual studio designer i am unable to change it from the one i selected in the Advanced layout designer.

I am also unable to resize the windows using the split container while in standard design view.

I have attached a word document to try and explain.

My VS version is:

 

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2019

Version 16.9.1

thanks

Mark.

3 comments
ADMIN
Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
Posted on: 08 Apr 2021 07:52
Hello, Mark, 

The provided feedback is greatly appreciated. We will definitely consider it when addressing the issue.

I totally agree with you that using the Advanced Layout Designer is not the most convenient way for your scenario and I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing while designing RadDock. I would like to note that this is just a temporary workaround which is expected to be improved in future. 

An alternative solution that I can also suggest as a temporary solution is to design the form with .NET 4.8 (or lower) and once the design is ready, then convert the project to .NET 5: https://docs.telerik.com/devtools/winforms/core/net-core-project-converter 

Feel free to use this approach which suits you best.

Thank you for your understanding. Should you have further questions please let me know.

Regards,
Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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Mark
Posted on: 07 Apr 2021 14:42

Hi Dess,

Thankyou for your response.

Following on from your advice to use the Advanced layout designer.

This is ok but does make working with control a little cumbersome, having to launch the designer, select the window, close the designer and then add controls to the window.

Also the renaming of the window has to be done by selecting item form the dropdown in VS. I have noticed as well that if I create a tool window in the Advanced layout designer say "ToolWindow5" the text property does not match the window name. So whilst the control name is ToolWindow5 the text property of the control could be ToolWindow3. This makes things more cumbersome as to find the control to change the text and control names it is process of elimination.

As you say they are not show stoppers but as this control is supposed to make it easy to create advance UI it would be advantageous to have as many cool and time saving features as possible.

Thanks again for your response.

Mark.

ADMIN
Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
Posted on: 07 Apr 2021 05:41

Hello, Mark, 

Following the provided information, I have prepared a sample project to test resizing the window with RadDock and selecting a window in the designer. The attached gif files illustrate better the observed behavior.

I would like to note that custom selection glyphs are still missing so are the in-site editors. We know that they are important for the ease of use, still they are not showstoppers. These features will be cool additions in a future release our .NET Core/ .NET 5 design-time implementation.

I have logged it in our feedback portal by making this thread public on your behalf. You can track its progress, subscribe for status changes and add your comments on the following link - feedback item.

I have also updated your Telerik points.

Currently, the possible solution that I can suggest is to use the RadDock Advanced Layout Designer.

I hope this information helps. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Regards,
Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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