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DockLayoutManager.ClosedPanelsBarVisibility Property

Gets or sets the visibility state for the Closed Panels bar. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Docking


public ClosedPanelsBarVisibility ClosedPanelsBarVisibility { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

The visibility state for the Closed Panels bar.

Available values:

Name Description

The same as the ClosedPanelsBarVisibility.Manual option.


The Closed Panels bar is visible if an end-user enabled it via a context menu.


The Closed Panels bar is made visible if any closed panel exists. It’s possible to hide and then restore the bar via a context menu.


The Closed Panels bar is always hidden and cannot be made visible via a context menu.


The Closed Panels bar gives you access to closed panels. For each closed panel, it displays a button with the panel’s caption. Click the button to restore the panel to its previous position.


An end user can right-click a panel’s caption or header area and select the Closed Panels item to display the Closed Panels bar.

You can set the ClosedPanelsBarVisibility property to Never to disable the Closed Panels bar.


Refer to the following topics for more information on context menus:


Use the DockLayoutManager.ClosedPanelsBarPosition property to specify its location.

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