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AutoHideGroup Class

A container for auto-hidden dock panels.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Docking


public class AutoHideGroup :


AutoHideGroup objects allow you to display auto-hidden panels. These panels appear only when you hover over or click the panel’s label.

DockLayoutManager - AutoHideGroups

Create Auto-Hide Groups

An AutoHideGroup object can only be a child of the AutoHideGroups class.


<Window ...
      <dxdo:AutoHideGroup DockType="Right">
        <dxdo:LayoutPanel Caption="Panel1"/>

In Code

Use the IDockController.Hide methods to auto-hide a panel.


Set a panel’s BaseLayoutItem.AllowHide property to false to disable the panel’s auto-hide mode.

DockLayoutManager1.DockController.Hide(Panel1, Dock.Right);

DockLayoutManager - AutoHideGroups - InCode

Child Items

AutoHideGroups can contain only LayoutPanel objects.

Customize Auto-Hide Groups

Use the following properties to customize an AutoHideGroup:

Property Description
AutoHideSpeed Specifies the duration of the panel’s open/close animation.
AutoHideSize Specifies the panel’s size in auto-hide mode.
AutoHideType Specifies the panel’s position when it is hidden.
DockType Specifies the panel’s position when it is expanded.
DockLayoutManager.AutoHideExpandMode Specifies the way an auto-hidden panel is expanded: onmousedown or onhover.
DockLayoutManager.AutoHideMode Specifies whether the auto-hide group should overlay LayoutGroups or be displayed inline.
DockLayoutManager.EnableWin32Compatibility Specifies whether the auto-hide panel should be displayed over a WindowsFormsHost element.
LayoutPanel.AutoHideExpandState Specifies the panel’s state.
SizeToContent Specifies whether an auto-hide group’s panel should be resized according to its content.

Runtime Operations


Use the following DockLayoutManager.DockController object’s methods to control an AutoHideGroup at runtime:

Method Description
Hide Enables the auto-hide functionality for the item/panel and hides it within the specified AutoHideGroup group.
Restore(BaseLayoutItem) Restores a closed (hidden) panel at its previous dock position.


Use the following DockLayoutManager‘s events to control an AutoHideGroup at runtime:

Event Description
DockLayoutManager.DockItemDocking Fires before a dock item is dragged over dock hints, and allows you to prevent dock zones from being displayed.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemEndDocking Fires after a dock item has been dropped, and allows you to prevent this action.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemHidden Fires after a dock item has been made auto-hidden.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemHiding Fires before a dock item is auto-hidden, and allows you to prevent this action.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemRestored Fires after a dock item has been restored from the closed (hidden) state.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemRestoring Fires before a dock item is restored from the closed (hidden) state, and allows you to prevent this action.
DockLayoutManager.DockItemStartDocking Fires when a docking operation starts, and allows you to prevent this operation.

User Interactions

A user can click the auto-hide (pin) button to auto-hide the panel.

DockLayoutManager - AutoHideGroups

When a user auto-hides a TabbedGroup (clicks its auto-hide (pin) button), the DockLayoutManager creates a new Auto-Hide Group and moves all the Tabbed Group’s children to this group.

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