DockManager.SaveLayoutToXml(String) Method

Saves the layout of dock panels to an XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v21.2.dll


public virtual void SaveLayoutToXml(
    string xmlFile


Name Type Description
xmlFile String

A string value which specifies the path to the file where the layout of dock panels should be stored. If an empty string is specified, an exception is raised.


After the layout of dock panels has been saved using the SaveLayoutToXml method it can then be restored using the DockManager.RestoreLayoutFromXml method.

For more information, see Saving and Restoring the Layout of Dock Panels


You can utilize the Persistence Behavior or Workspace Manager component to save and restore layouts for all supported DevExpress controls at once.


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";

// ...

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