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Docking on left side? (clintsinger) - 1/28/2006 10:36 AM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: clintsinger


    Hi,
    
    I can't seem to get any of the floating windows to dock on the left side of 
    the application.  Is this by design or a bug?  
    
    Cheers,
    Clint
    Monday, February 18, 2008 9:14 PM

Answers

  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Hi Andrew,

    You are right - we have a few bugs to fix in our docking code. We didn't do
    the work for this release since we have many ideas about ways to make
    palettes more accessible and easier to use.

    Thanks,
    Unni
    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Andrew Watt [MVP]" <SVGDeveloper@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:92ont1pi7ine0bhsofcbvv0kn6pavuhopr@4ax.com...
    > Interestingly, if you drag a palette fast it can fail to dock. It
    > seems to go "right past" the critical position and fail to recognise
    > that it should dock.
    >
    > If you drag slowly you can see it "offer" to dock then if you go
    > further left the "offer" to dock is removed. Dragging fast can go
    > right past that critical position without any "offer to dock".
    >
    > Maybe the algorithm isn't quite right.
    >
    > Andrew Watt
    > MVP
    >
    > On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 13:13:38 -0800, "Channing Verbeck [MSFT]"
    > <chanv@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Try docking them in the upper-left corner, just under the "File" menu
    >>item.
    >>The upper-left corner of the palette needs to be near the upper-left
    >>corner
    >>of where you want to dock it.
    >>
    >>Chan

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:03 AM

All replies

  • By: Andrew Watt [MVP]

    Clint,
    
    You should be able to drag palettes over to the left side of the
    screen where they should dock automatically. It works for me.
    
    Andrew Watt
    MVP
    
    On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 10:37:26 -0800, "clintsinger"
    <clintsinger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    
    >Hi,
    >
    >I can't seem to get any of the floating windows to dock on the left side of 
    >the application.  Is this by design or a bug?  
    >
    >Cheers,
    >Clint
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:01 AM
  • By: Channing Verbeck [MSFT]

    Try docking them in the upper-left corner, just under the "File" menu item.
    The upper-left corner of the palette needs to be near the upper-left corner
    of where you want to dock it.

    Chan

    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    "Andrew Watt [MVP]" <SVGDeveloper@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:rtknt1ljfuvv6jo1ni7a3uhlnmu4un4qhb@4ax.com...
    > Clint,
    >
    > You should be able to drag palettes over to the left side of the
    > screen where they should dock automatically. It works for me.
    >
    > Andrew Watt
    > MVP
    >
    > On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 10:37:26 -0800, "clintsinger"
    > <clintsinger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>I can't seem to get any of the floating windows to dock on the left side
    >>of
    >>the application. Is this by design or a bug?
    >>
    >>Cheers,
    >>Clint
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:02 AM
  • By: Andrew Watt [MVP]

    Interestingly, if you drag a palette fast it can fail to dock. It
    seems to go "right past" the critical position and fail to recognise
    that it should dock.
    
    If you drag slowly you can see it "offer" to dock then if you go
    further left the "offer" to dock is removed. Dragging fast can go
    right past that critical position without any "offer to dock".
    
    Maybe the algorithm isn't quite right.
    
    Andrew Watt
    MVP
    
    On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 13:13:38 -0800, "Channing Verbeck [MSFT]"
    <chanv@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
    
    >Try docking them in the upper-left corner, just under the "File" menu item. 
    >The upper-left corner of the palette needs to be near the upper-left corner 
    >of where you want to dock it.
    >
    >Chan
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:02 AM
  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)

    Hi Andrew,

    You are right - we have a few bugs to fix in our docking code. We didn't do
    the work for this release since we have many ideas about ways to make
    palettes more accessible and easier to use.

    Thanks,
    Unni
    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Andrew Watt [MVP]" <SVGDeveloper@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:92ont1pi7ine0bhsofcbvv0kn6pavuhopr@4ax.com...
    > Interestingly, if you drag a palette fast it can fail to dock. It
    > seems to go "right past" the critical position and fail to recognise
    > that it should dock.
    >
    > If you drag slowly you can see it "offer" to dock then if you go
    > further left the "offer" to dock is removed. Dragging fast can go
    > right past that critical position without any "offer to dock".
    >
    > Maybe the algorithm isn't quite right.
    >
    > Andrew Watt
    > MVP
    >
    > On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 13:13:38 -0800, "Channing Verbeck [MSFT]"
    > <chanv@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Try docking them in the upper-left corner, just under the "File" menu
    >>item.
    >>The upper-left corner of the palette needs to be near the upper-left
    >>corner
    >>of where you want to dock it.
    >>
    >>Chan

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:03 AM
  • By: Pavan Podila

    To make it easier for left-docking, you can also pull at the splitter to the 
    left. Doing so will create more room for dropping your palette. Plus you get 
    to see the dashed-line feedback that shows the final position of your dock. I 
    am using this approach and seems to work well.
    
    - Pavan - 
    -- 
    the approach rather than the solution
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:03 AM