ControlContainer Class

Represents the client area of a dock panel.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public class ControlContainer :
    Panel,
    ITransparentBackgroundManager
Public Class ControlContainer
    Inherits Panel
    Implements ITransparentBackgroundManager

Related API Members

The following members accept/return ControlContainer objects:

Remarks

A dock panel's client area is represented by the ControlContainer control.

DockPanel_ControlContainer

The panel's control container can be accessed via the DockPanel.ControlContainer property. Use this property's Controls collection to manipulate (add, remove or access) the visual controls within a panel.

Examples

In the following example a new panel is created and floated. Then a property grid is added to the panel and this lists the dock panel's properties. To add visual controls to the panel, the DockPanel.ControlContainer property is used. The result is shown below:

DockPanel_ControlContainer_ex

using DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking;
// ...
// Create a floating dock panel.
DockPanel panel1 = dockManager1.AddPanel(DockingStyle.Float);
panel1.Text = "Panel 1";
// Create a property grid and place it on the panel.
PropertyGrid pGrid = new PropertyGrid();
panel1.ControlContainer.Controls.Add(pGrid);
pGrid.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
pGrid.SelectedObject = panel1;
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