Styling the ToolWindow

ToolWindow is the container control that hosts all panes that are in a floating state. This article will demonstrate how to create a style targeting ToolWindow.

Targeting the ToolWindow Element

In order to style all ToolWindows in a RadDocking, you should create a style targeting ToolWindow.

Example 1: Creating an implicit style targeting ToolWindow

<Application.Resources> 
    <!-- If you are using the NoXaml binaries, you will have to base the style on the default one for the theme like so:  
    <Style TargetType="telerik:ToolWindow" BasedOn="{StaticResource ToolWindowStyle}">--> 
 
    <Style TargetType="telerik:ToolWindow"> 
        <Setter Property="CanClose" Value="False" /> 
    </Style> 
</Application.Resources> 
 
<telerik:RadDocking> 
    <telerik:RadSplitContainer InitialPosition="FloatingDockable"> 
        <telerik:RadPaneGroup > 
            <telerik:RadPane Header="Pane 1"/> 
        </telerik:RadPaneGroup> 
    </telerik:RadSplitContainer> 
 
    <telerik:RadSplitContainer > 
        <telerik:RadPaneGroup > 
            <telerik:RadPane Header="Pane 1"/> 
        </telerik:RadPaneGroup> 
    </telerik:RadSplitContainer> 
</telerik:RadDocking> 

It is important for the implicit style targeting ToolWindow to be placed in the Application's Resources as shown in Example 1. This is due to the fact that the ToolWindows are in a separate visual tree from the MainWindow.

Figure 1: ToolWindow with disabled close button in the Office2016 theme

ToolWindow with disabled close button

In order to learn how to further modify the control by extracting its ControlTemplate, read the Editing Control Templates article.

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