Reorder tabbed documents in RadDock

Environment

Product Version Product Author
2019.1.219 RadDock for WinForms Desislava Yordanova

Description

When you add/show a new document, it is placed considering the RadDock.DocumentManager.DocumentInsertOrder property. The default value is DockWindowInsertOrder.InFront. Hence, the documents are placed in front. In other words, when you make visible a DocumentWindow, it is located at first position. Then, when you make visible each next DocumentWindow, it is placed in front of the previously added/shown window. This behavior is by design.

Solution

You can change the order of the tabbed documents by using the DocumentTabStrip.Controls.SetChildIndex method passing the desired window and index. Here is a sample code snippet which result is illustrated below:

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Reordering tabs


        private void radButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.documentWindowArchive.CloseAction = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockWindowCloseAction.Hide;
            this.documentWindowOverview.CloseAction = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockWindowCloseAction.Hide;

            this.documentWindowArchive.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.Hidden;
            this.documentWindowOverview.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.Hidden;
        }

        private void radButton2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.documentWindowArchive.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.TabbedDocument;
            this.documentWindowOverview.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.TabbedDocument;
        }

        private void radButton3_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.documentTabStrip1.Controls.SetChildIndex(this.documentWindowArchive, 0); 
            this.documentTabStrip1.Controls.SetChildIndex(this.documentWindowOverview, 2);
        }


    Private Sub RadButton1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles RadButton1.Click
        Me.documentWindowArchive.CloseAction = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockWindowCloseAction.Hide
        Me.documentWindowOverview.CloseAction = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockWindowCloseAction.Hide
        Me.documentWindowArchive.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.Hidden
        Me.documentWindowOverview.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.Hidden
    End Sub

    Private Sub RadButton2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles RadButton2.Click
        Me.documentWindowArchive.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.TabbedDocument
        Me.documentWindowOverview.DockState = Telerik.WinControls.UI.Docking.DockState.TabbedDocument
    End Sub

    Private Sub RadButton3_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles RadButton3.Click
        Me.DocumentTabStrip1.Controls.SetChildIndex(Me.documentWindowArchive, 0)
        Me.DocumentTabStrip1.Controls.SetChildIndex(Me.documentWindowOverview, 2)
    End Sub


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