Docking Windows

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Several windows within the Windows Designer are dockable. This includes the Catalog and Property Inspector, for example. Dockable windows can be:

· Docked to the sides of the main Windows Designer window. Click on the window's title bar and drag the window to the right, left, top or bottom edge of the main window, depending on where you want the window to be docked.


· Floated above your application in separate windows. Double-click on a docked window's title bar, and it will appear as a floating window in the middle of the design area. You can then drag the floating window to the desired position. Double-click the title bar to dock the window again.

You can also drag the window outside the perimeter of the main window, where it can be positioned on the Desktop, for example. You may wish to do this to clear the design area temporarily, for example. Double-click the window's title bar to dock the window again.

· Hidden, or collapsed in the left margin of the main window, only appearing when the user moves their cursor over the window's caption in the left margin. To automatically hide windows when they are not in use, click on the pin in the windows's title bar so that it changes from: to:. The window will now automatically collapse when it is not being used. Move your mouse over the caption in the left margin to make the window reappear. Click the pin again to turn off the automatic collapse behavior.


· Docked to other Docked Windows. Click on the title bar of the window to be docked, and drag it to the right or left edge of the other docked window if you wish them to appear side by side, or to the middle of the other docked window if you wish them to appear above and below each other.