WorkspaceManager.CaptureWorkspace(String, Boolean) Method

Captures the current form layout and places it to the WorkspaceManager.Workspaces collection under the specific name.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public void CaptureWorkspace(
    string name,
    bool acceptNestedObjects = true
)
Public Sub CaptureWorkspace(
    name As String,
    acceptNestedObjects As Boolean = True
)

Parameters

Name Type Description
name String

A String value that is the name of the captured workspaces.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Default Description
acceptNestedObjects Boolean

True

true, if the workspace should include the layout of child controls hosted within controls on the current form (user control); otherwise, false.

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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