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DockManager.Panels Property

Provides access to all the dock panels owned by the dock manager.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


[XtraSerializableProperty(true, true, true)]
public ReadOnlyPanelCollection Panels { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A ReadOnlyPanelCollection object representing the collection of dock panels.


The Panels property provides access to all the dock panels owned by the current dock manager. The collection object which is returned contains the visible, hidden and auto-hidden dock panels. The returned collection is read only. You can only access panel(s) or determine whether a collection contains a particular panel. Refer to the Creating and Destroying Dock Panels document for information on how to create and destroy dock panels.

To access only the hidden or auto-hidden panels, use the DockManager.HiddenPanels and DockManager.AutoHideContainers properties, respectively.


The Panels collection’s items can only be accessed after the form is loaded. Do not attempt to access it within a form constructor, since the Panels collection will be empty at that moment. Handle the form’s OnShown or OnLoad events instead (see the code below).

protected override void OnShown(EventArgs e)
            foreach (DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking.DockPanel pane in dockManager1.Panels)
               . . .
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