Über Actipro Docking & MDI for WPF

Integrieren Sie eine Docking-Oberfläche und eine Oberfläche für mehrere Dokumente in Ihre WPF-Apps, einschließlich der Unterstützung für MVVM/Prism.

Actipro Docking & MDI is a complete solution for easily adding a docking tool window and/or MDI to your WPF applications. Allow your end users to drag and dock tool windows wherever they please, and to persist their customizations. Actipro Docking & MDI will allow you to create complex hierarchies of docking windows, Tabbed MDI allowing hierarchies of documents and more.

Actipro Docking & MDI  for WPF Features

  • Visual Studio-Like UI - The appearance and run-time behavior of window dragging, tabs, auto-hide popups, context menus, resize splitters, dock guides, etc. is all inspired by the popular Visual Studio user interface.
  • Docking Windows - Windows can be docked, attached (to create a tab group), floated, auto-hidden, or moved to an optional MDI area. Complex resizable hierarchies of tool and document windows can be created.
  • Tabbed MDI - In tabbed MDI each tab represents a document that can be reordered or moved between tab groups. Tabbed MDI documents can be floated into their own full-featured floating dock host.
  • Standard MDI - In Standard MDI each document is represented by a Window-like control that can be moved, resized, minimized, or maximized. Cascade and tile operations are built-in.
  • Auto-Hide - A tab group of tool windows that is docked can be unpinned to enter an auto-hide state. When in this state, tabs for each tool window appear on the outer edges of the layout.
  • Dock Guides - When dragging windows around, dock guides are displayed with the valid drop locations, and a drop target shows the resulting bounds. There is full control over which drop locations are allowed.
  • Switchers - Switchers appear when pressing keys like Ctrl+Tab and allow you to quickly navigate to an open docking window via the keyboard. They can also display descriptions about each docking window.
  • Fluid Animated Effects - Quick subtle animations are used throughout the product. Tab dragging uses smooth animation, dock guides and drop targets pop into place, and auto-hide popups slide in and out.
  • Layout Persistence - The docking layout and its windows can be set up in XAML or programmatically-created. In addition, the end user's layout customizations can be saved and later restored between app sessions.
  • MVVM & Prism Support - Docking windows can be specified explicitly, or automatically generated by binding to a list of custom view models. A full source sample showing Prism integration is included.
  • Reusable Controls - Several controls are included that can be reused stand-alone in your apps, such as one that behaves like a resizable window, and an advanced tab control that has tons of features not found in standard tab controls.
  • Interop Content - Docking windows can host any WPF or interop (WinForms, ActiveX, etc.) content. Our product has an extensive feature set for optionally supporting interop content and working around WPF/interop airspace and focus issues.
  • Workspace Content - While most applications have tool windows that surround a workspace with a MDI area, any kind of custom content can be inserted into the workspace in place of a MDI area.
  • Tool Window Inner-Fill - When there is no workspace within a dock site, the tool window hierarchy fills the entire docking layout. This mode is useful for apps that want their UI to be made completely of tool windows.
  • Nested Dock Sites - Dock sites can be nested in other dock sites, such as in document and tool windows. For example, a document window in the outer dock site can have its own inner dock site that contains tool windows.
  • Linked Dock Sites - One or more dock sites can be linked with other dock sites in your app, including ones in separate top-level windows. When dock sites are linked, docking windows can be interactively dragged between them.