DockManager Methods

The component that allows you to create docked, floating and/or auto-hidden dock panels inside a form or user control. See Docking Library.
Name Description
About() static Activates the dock manager's About dialog box.
AddPanel(DockingStyle) Creates a new dock panel and docks it to the form (user control) using the specified dock style.
AddPanel(DockingStyle, DockPanel) Docks the specified panel to the DockManager container using the specified style.
AddPanel(Point) Creates a new dock panel and floats it at the specified point.
BeginInit() Notifies the component that the initialization has started.
BeginUpdate() Locks the DockManager object by preventing visual updates of the object and its elements until the EndUpdate method is called.
Clear() Destroys all panels.
CreateObjRef(Type) Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object. Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.
CreateVs2005DockStyleVisualizers() Creates a helper object that manages dock visualizers for the VS2005 dock style.
Dispose() Releases all resources used by the Component. Inherited from Component.
EndInit() Notifies the control that the initialization has been completed.
EndUpdate() Unlocks the DockManager object after a call to the BeginUpdate method and causes an immediate visual update.
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. Inherited from Object.
Equals(Object, Object) static Determines whether the specified object instances are considered equal. Inherited from Object.
ForceInitialize() Forces the dock manager to finish its initialization.
GetDockPanelAtPos(Point) Returns the panel located under the specified point.
GetHashCode() Serves as the default hash function. Inherited from Object.
GetLifetimeService() Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance. Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.
GetLogicalChildren() This member supports the internal infrastructure, and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
GetService(Type) protected Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container. Inherited from Component.
GetType() Gets the Type of the current instance. Inherited from Object.
InitializeLifetimeService() Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance. Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.
LockWindowUpdate() This member supports the internal infrastructure, and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
MemberwiseClone() protected Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. Inherited from Object.
MemberwiseClone(Boolean) protected Creates a shallow copy of the current MarshalByRefObject object. Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.
ReferenceEquals(Object, Object) static Determines whether the specified Object instances are the same instance. Inherited from Object.
RemovePanel(DockPanel) Destroys the specified panel.
ReplaceOwnerForm() Call this method to change the DockManager parent form.
RestoreFromRegistry(String) Restores the layout stored at the specified system registry path to the dock panels.
RestoreFromStream(Stream) Restores the layout in the specified stream to the dock panels.
RestoreFromXml(String) Restores the layout of dock controls from the specified XML file.
RestoreLayoutFromRegistry(String) Restores the layout of dock panels from the specified system registry path.
RestoreLayoutFromStream(Stream) Restores the layout of dock panels from the specified stream.
RestoreLayoutFromXml(String) Restores the layout of dock panels from the specified XML file.
SaveLayoutToRegistry(String) Saves the layout of dock panels to the specified system registry path.
SaveLayoutToStream(Stream) Saves the layout of dock panels to a stream.
SaveLayoutToXml(String) Saves the layout of dock panels to an XML file.
SaveToRegistry(String) Saves the layout of the dock panels to the registry.
SaveToStream(Stream) Saves the layout of dock panels to a stream.
SaveToXml(String) Saves the layout of dock panels to an XML file.
ToString() Returns a String containing the name of the Component, if any. This method should not be overridden. Inherited from Component.
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