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How to: Create a dock panel

The following code shows how to add a dock manager to a form and create a panel.

using DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking;
// ...
// Create a dock manager
DockManager dm = new DockManager();
// Specify the form to which the dock panels will be added
dm.Form = this;
// Create a new panel and dock it to the left edge of the form
DockPanel dp1 = dm.AddPanel(DockingStyle.Left);
dp1.Text = "Panel 1";