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Dec 07, 2008, 10:16 PM
We just published a new sample demonstrating the use of the <ext:Desktop> Control, see https://examples1.ext.net/#/Desktop/Introduction/Overview/

Dec 08, 2008, 3:00 AM
very Cool!!

Dec 08, 2008, 4:35 AM
or, direct link, see https://examples1.ext.net/Examples/Desktop/Introduction/Overview/

Dec 31, 2008, 10:04 PM
Very cool indeed!! :) You just saved me a huge amount of development. It's been a few months since I last got into the Toolkit as I was waiting for a couple of controls, such as the Menu, etc, etc... Not sure if you recall but I was in the middle of re-creating the desktop myself which I can now throw away.. At least it taught me some of the inner workings other than just using the controls :) Have not got into the code yet, but will be doing so in a few minutes.

Seems this is a common comment, but nice on guys!! I have really enjoyed seeing this product grow since I joined. And looking forward seeing it kick everyone's a55es. Seriously powerful UI controls. The one and only for my projects moving forward...


PS: Happy new year!!

May 10, 2009, 1:36 PM
Hi All !

I just gave up to create my own desktop :-(
I am not able to figure out wich container hierarchy is necessary.
Even in the example explorer, I see, it is using a separate page [which seems to be loaded via form/ajax].

I have the following element hierarchy:/PageBody/form/ViewPort/Body/BorderLayout/center/panel/Body/fitlayout/panel/desktop, but no desktop appears.
I can only create and see a desktop, if it is the only element on a page.

I am not able to understand, how a complete desktop - as a separate page - can be loaded into a center region [I assume, this is the way, the example explirer does it]. The latter, so I think, would even be a better approach then my original attempts, because I could separate the work. But then:How to load the desktop [then a sample would be a good starting point].

Some help would be really great!


May 10, 2009, 3:01 PM
The <ext:Desktop> control should be this highest control in the heirarchy. It's similar to a Viewport in that it will fill the whole Page. 

Here's a direct link the Desktop sample,


The source code for the Desktop sample is available from the following location,


Jun 02, 2009, 9:16 PM
Hi !

Thanks for your reply!

I read your posting, though, ... the coolite sample explorer is exactly, what I wish to create. I do not know, if it is, but it looks like:A border layout with an includet desktopn! Is this a misunderstanding? Is there any tip/docs which describes in more detail, how to do that? For me, a newby, it is "out-of-range" to understand this complete project, some details would possibly help.

Anyway, amayzing work!


Jul 28, 2009, 6:46 AM
Hey guys,

first let me say you are doing an excellent job here.

second I was wondering if I could add a panel on the taskbar of the desktop control like the one in the windows taskbar displaying the time?

thanks and keep up the good work