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Docking/Undocking Views from a Layout

Although the default layouts have been designed to make the workflow as efficient as possible, there may be circumstances where you want to edit the contents and positioning of the views within a layout.

When docking a view to a layout, you have several choices as to where the new view can be docked. When Wwise enters the “edit layout” mode, the layout is divided into different areas according to the various splitter bars that separate the views within the layout. Separate bounding boxes are also created around the following:

  • The entire layout (represented by a thick blue line).

  • Each view within the layout.

The four sides of each bounding box represent a different position where the new view can be docked within the layout. For example, let's say you want to add the Effect Editor to the Designer layout right above the Project Explorer. You can open the Effect Editor and then drag it to the top section of the bounding box for the Project Explorer.

This will split the area defined by the Project Explorer in two, placing the Effect Editor in the top half and the Project Explorer in the bottom half.

If you had wanted the Effect Editor to take up the entire width of the layout, you would have used the top layout bounding box instead of the view one.

To dock a floating view within a layout:

  1. Click the view's title tab within the floating window and start dragging the view.

    The interface enters the “edit layout” mode.

  2. Drag the floating view over the area of the particular bounding box where you want the view to be docked within the layout.

    The area of the bounding box becomes highlighted in green.

  3. Release the mouse button.

    Wwise prompts you to confirm the layout modification.

    [Note] Note

    If you don't want Wwise to confirm every modification you make to a layout, you can clear the selected option Warn When Modifying Docked Layout in the Layouts menu.

  4. Click Yes.

    The floating view becomes a flat view within the layout in the specified location.

  5. You can now resize the flat views to get the exact layout you want.

To undock a view from a layout:

  1. Click the title bar of the view you want to undock from the layout and then start dragging the view.

    Wwise enters the “edit layout” mode.

  2. Drag the view anywhere within the layout making sure that no bounding boxes are highlighted in green.

    [Note] Note

    If an area of a bounding box is highlighted in green, the view will simply move to a new location in the layout.

  3. Release the mouse button.

    Wwise prompts you to confirm the layout modification.

    [Note] Note

    If you don't want Wwise to confirm every modification you make to a layout, you can clear the selected option Warn When Modifying Docked Layout in the Layouts menu.

  4. Click Yes.

    The flat view becomes a floating view. Its title bar now has a floating indicator on its left and a title tab to the right of that.