WorkspaceManager.SaveWorkspace(String, Object, Boolean) Method

Saves a workspace from the WorkspaceManager.Workspaces collection to a local file.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public bool SaveWorkspace(
    string name,
    object path,
    bool createIfNotExisting = false
)
Public Function SaveWorkspace(
    name As String,
    path As Object,
    createIfNotExisting As Boolean = False
) As Boolean

Parameters

Name Type Description
name String

The name of the target workspace in the WorkspaceManager.Workspaces collection.

path Object

The path to which the target workspace is to be saved.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Default Description
createIfNotExisting Boolean

False

true to capture and then save the current controls' layouts to a file if the WorkspaceManager.Workspaces collection does not contain a workspace with the specified name.false to interrupt the workspace saving if the WorkspaceManager.Workspaces collection does not contain a workspace with the specified name.

Returns

Type Description
Boolean

true, if saving was successful; 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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