Remove Docking Buttons

Feb 24, 2009 at 7:49 PM
I would like to remove two of the buttons on DockablePane.  The two buttons are the triangle which allows the context menu to display and the x which allows the user to close the pane.

The desire is to allow the user to pin or un-pin the panel but not allow them to close it, change it to a floating window, or change the dock location.

Feb 26, 2009 at 3:12 PM
You need to restyle the DockablePane class removing buttons/menu items you are not interested in. In next version I plan to add a property like IsCloseable which returns false if pane is not closeable and attach the relative template to it in order to hide close button.

Mar 7, 2009 at 10:43 PM
Do you have a template posted anywhere that I can use to hide the close button and the context menu?
May 7, 2009 at 3:39 PM
Edited May 8, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Hey Ado,

I've tried modifying the template for the DockablePane like you recommended above, and it works, but only when the pane is not in auto-hide mode.  If I auto-hide the pane, and then hover over the pane, the removed buttons come back.  Can you think of why this would happen?  Is it related to this (  I had the templates declared within the scope of the application, so I don't know how that could be the problem.  Also, is that IsClosable still in the works?  If not, could you give me some tips on how I can implement it myself?  Thanks in advance.  This project of yours has helped a ton.


May 20, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Has anyone been able to get this to work?

May 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

I've just posted an issue

which I think is probably the cause of your issue, and maybe

When autohidden the DockableContext is removed and placed in a FlyoutDockablePane. This class is internal and cannot be styled. I downloaded the source, modified this to public and copied my DocakblePane style to a FlyoutDockablePane style. This fixed my problem. I'm not sure why this class in marked as internal, though I haven't delved too deep into the workings so I'm not sure if my change will break anything else.




May 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Thanks for your reply, SC.  Yeah, it sounds like the exact same issue.  I'll give your solution a shot when I get some time.  Thanks again!