WorkspaceManager Class

Manages layouts of all DevExpress controls in the application as one global workspace. Workspaces can be saved and restored to (from) a local storage or stream.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public class WorkspaceManager :
    Component
Public Class WorkspaceManager
    Inherits Component

Related API Members

The following members accept/return WorkspaceManager objects:

Remarks

Workspace Manager is a tiny but powerful tool that detects other DevExpress components used in the application and provides a centralized way to save/load their layouts as one global workspace.

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See the Workspace Manager topic to learn more.

Examples

The following code shows how to use the WorkspaceManager component to save the form's bounds and state, and the layout of DevExpress controls when a form is closed, and load this layout when the form starts.

You may need to call the controls' ForceInitialize methods (e.g., GridControl.ForceInitialize) before applying layouts to the controls in a Form.Load event handler.

 string file = "layout.xml";
 string workspaceName1 = "MyLayout";

 private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
     //Use the WorkspaceManager to handle the layout of DevExpress controls that reside within the current form.
     workspaceManager1.TargetControl = this;

     // Save & restore the form's size, position and state along with DevExpress controls' layouts.
     workspaceManager1.SaveTargetControlSettings = true;

     // Disable layout load animation effects 
     workspaceManager1.AllowTransitionAnimation = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;

    // Disable (de)serialization for the following controls (if required):
    //WorkspaceManager.SetSerializationEnabled(gaugeControl1, false);
    //WorkspaceManager.SetSerializationEnabled(accordionControl1, false);

    // When restoring layouts of controls in a Form.Load event handler,
    // you may need to call the controls' ForceInitialize methods to finish their initialization before restoring their layouts.
    //gridControl1.ForceInitialize();
    //dockManager1.ForceInitialize();
    //barManager1.ForceInitialize();
    //...

     //Load DevExpress controls' layouts from a file
     if (workspaceManager1.LoadWorkspace(workspaceName1, file, true))
         workspaceManager1.ApplyWorkspace(workspaceName1);
 }

 private void Form1_FormClosed(object sender, FormClosedEventArgs e) {
     //Save DevExpress controls' layouts to a file
     workspaceManager1.CaptureWorkspace(workspaceName1, true);
     workspaceManager1.SaveWorkspace(workspaceName1, file, true);
 }

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