Efficient Data Representation. Multiple View Types: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
Efficient Data Representation. Multiple View Types

Four unique Views for the Document Manager component assist you in emulating all the most popular application UI types. Each View works with Documents - objects that can wrap any content. Depending on the current View, Documents are displayed and behave in a significantly different manner.

Tabbed View - the most popular UI View with Documents presented as tabs

Native MDI View - a traditional View with floating Documents

Windows UI View - develop modern Windows 8-like inspired applications with rich navigation hierarchy

Widget View - a dashboard-like application UI with Documents presented as cards, which support runtime dragging, maximizing, and minimizing

Help Topic: Document Presentations


Integration with the Dock Manager component: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
Integration with the Dock Manager component

When used together, Document Manager and Dock Manager are combined into a powerful tool, which can create any application layout you want. Both components gain additional features, including:

  • the ability to dock Dock Panels to a Document Manager View
  • the uniform docking hits painting
  • panel snapping (the ability to dock to the screen edge when being dragged to it)
  • Document Selector can navigate through both Panels and Documents

Help Topic: Interaction with Dock Panels


Visual Studio 2013 Behavior Support: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
Visual Studio 2013 Behavior Support

The newest DevExpress subscription features the Visual Studio 2013-like behavior for the Docking library:

  • Bar and Ribbon Merging. From now on Bar and Ribbon Controls from Documents are merged into the main application form, no matter whether a Document is tabbed or floating.
  • Docking Hints are now painted according to the current application skin
  • The "Float All" command can undock all tabs and place them to a Floating Document Container
  • "Move To Main Document Group" command
  • The ability to drag a Floating Document Container and dock all its Documents at once to a specific location
  • Clicking Bar Items within the main form does not take user focus away from Documents and Panels


Deferred Load: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
Deferred Load

You are free to choose whether your Documents' content should be loaded dynamically or all at once. The Deferred Load feature allows you to create empty Documents and pass content to them only when it's needed. When such a Document is deactivated, you can unbind and destroy its content or keep it alive. If you have unbound the Document's content, this Document will query for its content each time it needs to be displayed.

Help Topic: Deferred Load


Non-Document Mode: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
Non-Document Mode

Normally, a Document Manager is used to manage multiple Documents. If you do not need to create multiple documents, you can still use the DocumentManager in Non-Document Mode to enhance your DockPanels with the features gained from the joint usage of Dock Manager and Document Manager.

Help Topic: Non-Document Mode


New Flow Layout: DevExpress WinForms Document Manager
New Flow Layout

This mode arranges widgets one after another, side-by-side within a column or a row.


Download the Free Trial

Includes 30 days of free tech support

Buy it Today

Part of the WinForms Subscription
Pricing starts at only
Get started today and see why tens of thousands of developers
worldwide choose DevExpress.

$999.99

Download Free Trial

Everything you'll need for your next WinForms project.

The 140 controls and libraries that make up the DevExpress WinForms Subscription have been engineered to address the UI, analytics and reporting requirements for a broad range of solutions targeting Windows®. If you are a WinForms developer and are ready to experience the #1 selling WinForms control library on the market today, download your free trial today or explore the individual controls that ship as part of this subscription below.

Office-Inspired
Create compelling business solutions that emulate the look, feel and capabilities of Microsoft Office®.
Reports & Analytics
Harness the power of information and present it to your users so it's always easy-to-use and always customizable.
Windows Modern UI
Target next-gen Windows devices and bring the power of touch and Modern UI to your next WinForms project.
Navigation & Layout
Reproduce the advanced and highly flexible user interfaces of today's most popular Windows applications.
LIVE CHAT

Chat is one of the many ways you can contact members of the DevExpress Team.
We are available Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm Pacific Time.

If you need additional product information, write to us at info@devexpress.com or call us at +1 (818) 844-3383

FOLLOW US

DevExpress engineers feature-complete Presentation Controls, IDE Productivity Tools, Business Application Frameworks, and Reporting Systems for Visual Studio, along with high-performance HTML JS Mobile Frameworks for developers targeting iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Whether using WPF, ASP.NET, WinForms, HTML5 or Windows 10, DevExpress tools help you build and deliver your best in the shortest time possible.

Copyright © 1998-2017 Developer Express Inc.
All trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners