For those applications that require an advanced dock based UI, the XtraBars Suite ships with a powerhouse and easy-to-use WinForms Docking Manager. Instantly emulate the Visual Studio UI and turn even the most complex business application into a fully customizable solution.

Visual Studio Inspired Docking UX: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Visual Studio Inspired Docking UX

Deliver your best, without limits or compromise.

Inspired by the Visual Studio, the Docking Manager brings the finely chiselled User Experience for you and your end-users. Dock hints and built-in context menus make docking operations straightforward and transparent.

  • Visual Studio Dock Style
  • Tabbed and Split Containers
  • Drag & Drop Support
  • Float and Auto-Hide Functionality

Help Topic: Dock Manager | Help Topic: Dock Panels


Docked and Float Panels: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Docked and Float Panels

Using drag-and-drop, you can dock any panel to any edge of a parent container or to other dock panels, or you can make any panel float over other controls.

Help Topic: Docking Functionality | Help Topic: Floating Panels


Auto-Hide Panels: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Auto-Hide Panels

Dock panels replicate the auto-hide functionality of Visual Studio dock windows. In this mode, an Auto-Hide Panel is automatically minimized when the mouse pointer leaves its region (assuming that controls within it do not have input focus).

Help Topic: Auto Hide Feature


Comprehensive Feature Set: DevExpress WinForms Docking
Comprehensive Feature Set
  • Control Over Dock Actions
  • Context Menus
  • Built-in and Custom Header Buttons
  • Tooltip Support
  • Appearance Customization
  • Integration with Bars and DocumentManager
  • Layout Persistence


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.

$899.99

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