DockManager.SaveLayoutToXml(String) Method

Saves the layout of dock panels to an XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public virtual void SaveLayoutToXml(
    string xmlFile
)
Public Overridable Sub SaveLayoutToXml(
    xmlFile As String
)

Parameters

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.

Remarks

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

TIP

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

Examples

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);

Implements

DevExpress.Utils.Serializing.ISupportXtraSerializer.SaveLayoutToXml(String)
See Also