01-28-2008 04:06 PM - last edited on 01-28-2008 08:23 PM by Pierre
The “MiddlePane” allows you to add a “panel” on your layout between the upper detail panel and the tabs at the bottom.
Dragging any of the tabs from the Tab control to this panel will move that Tab there temporarily, allowing you to view two tabs at the same time. The easy drag and drop interface means you can switch Tabs on the fly.
Message Edited by Pierre on 01-28-2008 08:19 PM
04-11-2008 10:49 AM
11-19-2008 06:55 AM
This is a great utility for users upgrading from ACT 6 who would like to see Notes and History viewable at the same time. The only drawback is that it is not sticky and has to be reset each time. Any chance that this can be updated to remember last choice?
PS Have some spare ointment for last contributor!
11-20-2008 10:11 AM
I presume the scope of stickiness you are referring to is per open of ACT! (the selected form should remain as long as you have ACT! open).
One thing I could do is expose a property on the control which is the default form - thus allowing you at design time to select the form to load at initial open. To keep it sticky as per user drag I'd need to persist the tab index selected and load that at next open event which is a bit more work for me. I'm happy to post the source code here (if anyone wants to try modifying themselves - let me know).
For anyone who has had issues with this control and wants to remove it but can't find it on the layout designer...
It's possible that the control is somewhere on the detail view behind other controls or under the tab portion of the view requiring you to scroll to see it. This control can be anywhere on the detail layout view to work (it's position agnostoc in layout designer), so it may be no where near the middle of the layout in design view but will still render properly at runtime. One thing you can do is hit F4 to get you the Properties workspace in layout designer. This control is named Middle Pane (select it from the dropdown), this will set focus to the control in the layout which should help locating and deleting the control.
05-27-2010 09:19 AM
In Layout designer expand the custom panel on the left - if the control is not in that panel - Right Mouse Button in that panel area and select Customize....
Make sure the control is checked then it should show up in the Custom panel.
05-27-2010 11:57 AM
There's an extra step after putting the control in the tools directory and restarting ACT! - check out my images attached here - you need to Right mouse click in the panel and hit Customize... - Once you do you'll have the view in the second image attached - check the box next to your control and it will now show up in that panel on the left.
05-27-2010 12:04 PM