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DockLayoutManager.FloatingMode Property

Gets or sets how floating panels can be dragged, inside or outside the boundaries of the current window. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Docking

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Docking


public FloatingMode FloatingMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A FloatingMode value that specifies how floating panels can be dragged.

Available values:

Name Description

Floating panels are allowed to be dragged only within the current window.


Floating panels are allowed to be dragged throughout the desktop.


In Desktop mode, floating windows are displayed in front of the window with the DockLayoutManager and minimized/restored when a user minimizes/restores the window. You can set the OwnsFloatWindows property to false to separate DockLayoutManager and its child floating panels.

The following code sample allows end users to drag floating panels outside the window:

  <dxdo:DockLayoutManager FloatingMode="Desktop">

DockLayoutManager - FloatingMode Property

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