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So the short answer is yes, you can add Docked windows to the tools and I have an example in AATK where I dock Internet Explorer:
The long answer is to actually control it as a you would a Form and have it interact with the tools, you would need to write that as Out-Of-Process automation in a high level language and use the Addin Control to use it. I have not tried this so I can not guarantee it would work but, that is how Internet Explorer gets docked in my example.
This is great news, and knowing that you did it with explorer is even better.
We are are developing web application that we would to integrate inside xdx and xpcb and that it will look seamlessly.
I'm not familiar with the addin control capabilities, but i'll start learning.
look on %AATK%/menu/AATK_Pulldown_menu.vbs
It uses a side file to tell it what page to fire up. fileName = FindFileInWdir("menu/Tool_Menu/navigate.vbs")
I always hoped somebody would use it for this, that is why I added it. Perfect for telling users about upcoming releases or status on Defects Reports.
That's really cool, Kendall. Thanks for sharing.
I tried to use the addin as you point out and it works fine for web application I developed.
It's seats right in that docked window like i wanted.
But when I'm trying to load a winform application to that docked window, it doesn't seems to work. The application loads outside the parent window (xdx/pcb) like the ATTK loads.
Did you succeeded in loading something different than an explorer?
When you initialize and addin, the AssociatedScript must be vbs? it doesn't work with exe???