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

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