[Version 2.0] Anchor tool to floating document

Apr 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Edited Apr 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

something i dislike in visual studio is that i can drag documents out to another monitor, but i can't attach a anchorable to that document, so i have to manually align them next to eachother.

it would be nice for dual monitor setups that my application can dock on both monitors in the same way: dock a anachorable to a docked document. 

is this on the roadmap ? i really pray it is ..

EDIT: after re-reading the V2 concept i found this:
In Version 2.0 you'll be able to redock a dockable content inside a floating window (as happen in VS2010).

sounds like it's this issue, but vs2010 doesn't let me do that .. so maybe it just isn't the same thing? 

Apr 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM

in VS2010 you can move dockable contents inside a floating window that already has one or more dockable contente. For example if you have the Properties pane that is floating you can move the Explorer pane inside it. This feature was not supported in AvalonDock 1.3, is instead implemented in AD 2.0.

What I think you are looking for is something that is not supported in VS2010 but it will in VS 11 when will be available (you can test it in Beta)
(see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/23/introducing-the-new-developer-experience.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/24/introducing-the-new-developer-experience-part2.aspx).

Regarding when/if this new feature will be available in AD, I'm planning to implement it after I've officially released AvalonDock 2.


Apr 11, 2012 at 4:47 PM

i'm still in early alpha with my tool, so i can wait, but i'm just trying to figure out what's on the roadmap here so i can find a workaround if it would be required.

dropping anchorables in floating anchorables is nice, but docking anchorables to the sides of floating documents would be even nicer. 

as found in this image: a yay for vs11!

also, keep up the great work. 

Apr 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Nice work ADO...

Now all you have to do is come up with the Light/Dark themes boasted by VS2011 :) lol lol (Just Kidding!)


Aug 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Now that AvalonDock 2.0  is released, it will support docking Documents and Anchorables inside other floating Documents  (like visual studio 2012) at some time in the near future . Is this true?