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WPF Dock Manager

Let WPF application users smartly manage their user interface with Visual Studio® 2010-style docking and layout management, enabling dynamic reconfiguration of their workspace in the way they want.

 

Visual Studio Dock Control

Supports the ability to accurately recreate the Visual Studio docking experience including layout persistence, floating windows, and HWind Support.

WPF Dock Manager

 

Customizable Docking Indicators

Supports visual indicators that demonstrate where a dockable item will snap into place.

WPF docking indicators illustrate where an item will snap into place when moved. 

 

Content Pane Navigator

Supports any navigation screen that allows for quick navigation with previews between different content panes.

Users can preview different content panes with the WPF dock manager content pane navigator feature.  

 

Tabbed Documents

Allows for the creation of a tabbed area that mimics a tabbed MDI experience.

Users can create a tabbed menu-type area to access different pieces of information with the WPF dock manager.

 

Hidden/Animated Panes

Hidden panes stay out of the way until users mouse over them, and then they animate into view on mouse over, click, activation, or by command where users can pin them to keep them visible.

Users can access hidden panes by mousing over them to bring them into view. 

 

Resize Content with Splitters

Docked content panes can easily be resized by dragging one edge to accommodate the information being presented.

Resize docked content panes by dragging any edge into the desired position.

 

Layout Persistence

Methods to save a layout to XML and then load it back into the docking control enable presenting users with their preferred layout when your application restarts.

Methods to save a layout to XML and then load it back into the docking control enable presenting users with their preferred layout when your application restarts. 

 

HWnd Support

Supports hosting HWnds meaning legacy Windows Forms controls can be hosted in this WPF docking experience.

Supports hosting HWnds meaning legacy Windows Forms controls can be hosted in this WPF docking experience.