Not able to set dock position at the bottom of notepad++

  • internal static void myDockableDialog()
    if (MpsQcTool == null)
    MpsQcTool = new QC_Tool_Dll.MpsQcTool();

                using (Bitmap newBmp = new Bitmap(16, 16))
                    Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(newBmp);
                    ColorMap[] colorMap = new ColorMap[1];
                    colorMap[0] = new ColorMap();
                    colorMap[0].OldColor = Color.Fuchsia;
                    colorMap[0].NewColor = Color.FromKnownColor(KnownColor.ButtonFace);
                    ImageAttributes attr = new ImageAttributes();
                    g.DrawImage(tbBmp_tbTab, new Rectangle(0, 0, 16, 16), 0, 0, 16, 16, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, attr);
                    tbIcon = Icon.FromHandle(newBmp.GetHicon());
                NppTbData _nppTbData = new NppTbData();
                _nppTbData.hClient = MpsQcTool.Handle;
                _nppTbData.pszName = "MPS Qc Tool";
                _nppTbData.dlgID = idMyDlg;
                _nppTbData.uMask = NppTbMsg.DWS_DF_CONT_BOTTOM | NppTbMsg.DWS_ICONTAB | NppTbMsg.DWS_ICONBAR;
                _nppTbData.hIconTab = (uint)tbIcon.Handle;
                _nppTbData.pszModuleName = PluginName;
                IntPtr _ptrNppTbData = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(Marshal.SizeOf(_nppTbData));
                Marshal.StructureToPtr(_nppTbData, _ptrNppTbData, false);
                Win32.SendMessage(PluginBase.nppData._nppHandle, NppMsg.NPPM_DMMREGASDCKDLG, 0, _ptrNppTbData);
                Win32.SendMessage(PluginBase.nppData._nppHandle, NppMsg.NPPM_DMMSHOW, 0, MpsQcTool.Handle);

  • Have you tried docking it to the left or right?

    Here is how I’ve done it in C++ which has worked fine.

    FYI NppTbMsg.DWS_ICONBAR is not supported at all.

  • yes dail… i tried everything… but couldnt reset the position . It keep on goes to right side on _nppTbData. It will be so helpfull if you have any solution for this.

  • Using DWS_DF_CONT_BOTTOM gives the default position but does not force it to go there. Notepad++ remembers the location of the window and will open it back up in the previously known position. I think those settings are stored the config.xml file under <GUIConfig name="DockingManager"

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