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Document Selector

The Document Selector allows an end-user to quickly activate a specific panel or document panel. At runtime, press Ctrl+Tab to display the Document Selector. The window will show the existing Dock Panels and Document Panels:


The user can navigate within the Document Selector using the Tab and Arrow keys. After selecting a specific panel, release the Ctrl key. The selected panel will be activated.

During panel navigation within the DocumentSelector, a preview of the selected panel is displayed on the right side of the window.

It's possible to provide text descriptions for individual panels via the BaseLayoutItem.Description and BaseLayoutItem.FooterDescription properties. These descriptions are displayed within the Document Selector's header and footer, respectively, when navigating to a corresponding panel.

Set the panel LayoutPanel.ShowInDocumentSelector property to define if this panel should be in the Document Selector list.

To disable the Document Selector feature, set DockLayoutManager.AllowDocumentSelector to false.