Access to the DockablePaneAnchorTab?

Aug 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM


I have a need to access the DockablePaneAnchorTab when my DockablePane is AutoHidden but the UserControl it contains is updated.  I need to let the user know that an update to the data has occured and I wanted to "Flash" the DockablePaneAnchorTab to notify them.  I get the event notification from my UserControl contained within the DockablePane just fine but I don't seem to be able to access the DockablePaneAnchorTab to act upon it.  Am I missing something here?  Is this doable?

Kindest regards,


Aug 24, 2010 at 4:13 AM

for what it's worth, I was able to accomplish what I needed by modifying the DockableAnchorTab Style and binding the background of the tab (PART_Border) to a linear gradient of my own.  When my event fires to show new data has arrived I run a color animation on the gradient stops to do the flashing I was looking for.