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DockLayoutManager.FloatingDocumentContainer Property

Gets or sets the container for floating DocumentPanel objects. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Docking


public FloatingDocumentContainer FloatingDocumentContainer { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A FloatingDocumentContainer enumerator value that specifies the container for floating DocumentPanel objects.

Available values:

Name Description

The default is the SingleDocument.


An undocked panel cannot contain multiple panels.


An undocked panel can contain multiple panels.


You can undock a DocumentGroup‘s child DocumentPanels from the parent group. The DockLayoutManager.FloatingDocumentContainer property specifies the undocked panel’s behavior.

When DockLayoutManager.FloatingDocumentContainer is SingleDocument, you can dock panels to a floating container.

When DockLayoutManager.FloatingDocumentContainer is DocumentHost, panels can float separately from each other. In this case, each floating DocumentPanel is hosted within a float group with the automatically created DocumentGroup inside. You can dock other floating panels to this container as in a regular DocumentGroup.

DockLayoutManager - FloatingDocumentContainer

You can dock entire floating containers to DocumentGroups or other floating containers. In this case, all panels are docked from this container to the target container or the DocumentGroup.

DockLayoutManager - FloatingDocumentContainer Dragging

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