A dock window is a dock panel that is docked into one of the
the following dock areas of the main application window: top, bottom, left, right, and
Fig. 1. ToolBox, Navigator, and Messages are docked
into the left, right, and bottom dock areas, respectively. Area and Bar
are docked into the document area.
To change a dock panel from the auto-hide mode to
the dock window mode, click the
button when it is in the mouse-hover-display status or the click-display status. To change it back to
the auto-hide mode from the dock window mode,
click on the
To move a dock window from one dock area to another, move the mouse pointer
onto its caption (if the dock window is in the left, right, top, or bottom dock areas) or document
tab (if the dock window is in the document area), press down the left mouse button and start
to drag it to the desired location and then release the left mouse button. While the dock
window is being dragged, DataScene displays a blue semi-transparent rectangle
indicating the current position of the dock window. DataScene also displays
several dock-site indicators on the main application
window indicating available dock areas. Releasing the left mouse button when
the mouse pointer is on a dock-site indicator docks the window into the corresponding
dock area on the main application widow. Dropping the window onto a location out of
any dock-site indicator floats out the dock panel.
Fig. 2. Dragging and dropping of the Bar dock window.