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DropDownButton in ListView loses focus

Jan 8, 2014 at 7:16 AM
Hi all,

I am displaying items in ListView (that uses GridView). In one of the GridViewColumn I placed DropDownButton (which will allow setting some parameters).

For testing purpose I placed xceed ColorCanvas as DropDownButton.DropDownContent.

The problem is, that if I click into ColorCanvas DropDown gets closed.
When I click on the sliders or textboxes in ColorCanvas, it works fine. DropDown get closed only when I click to some other place in ColorCanvas.

My xaml looks like this:
<Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot">
    <ListView >
                <GridViewColumn Header="abc" Width="130">
                            <xcd:DropDownButton Content="#">
Do you have any idea why this happens and how to resolve this issue?

Thank you.
Jan 8, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Maybe it' something to do with the GridView or the ListView. Try handling the event on a mouseDown in the content of the DropDownButton. In this case, in the ColorCanvas :
protected override void OnMouseLeftButtonDown( MouseButtonEventArgs e )
      base.OnMouseLeftButtonDown( e );
      e.Handled = true;
This way, no one will handle the mouseDown when the popup of the DropDownButton is open and clicked.
Marked as answer by _katka on 1/9/2014 at 12:35 AM
Jan 9, 2014 at 7:34 AM
Hi BoucherS,

It works now. Thank you.