Restores the layout of dock panels from the specified XML file.
public virtual void RestoreLayoutFromXml( string xmlFile )
Public Overridable Sub RestoreLayoutFromXml( xmlFile As String )
A string value which specifies the path to the XML file from which the layout is read. If the specified file doesn't exist, an exception is raised.
When restoring a layout during a form load (for instance, in your Form.Load event handler), you may need to call the DockManager.ForceInitialize method prior to the layout restoration. See this method to learn more.
For more information, see Saving and Restoring the Layout of Dock Panels
The following code can be used to read and write the layout of dock panels from and to an XML file.
string xmlFile = "c:\\XtraBars\\DockStates\\MainState.xml"; dockManager1.SaveLayoutToXml(xmlFile); // ... dockManager1.RestoreLayoutFromXml(xmlFile);