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Hide and Customize Dock Panels in the Report Designer

Use the following Report Designer options to specify dock panel visibility and behavior:

Dock Panel

Customization Options

Field List

ReportDesigner.FieldListOptions

Property Grid

ReportDesigner.PropertyGridOptions

Report Explorer

ReportDesigner.ReportExplorerOptions

Report Gallery

ReportDesigner.ReportGalleryOptions

Group and Sort Panel

ReportDesigner.GroupAndSortPanelOptions

<Window x:Class="Reporting_Customize_Dock_Panels_In_Wpf_Report_DesignerDesigner.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:dxrud="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/reports/userdesigner"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="MainWindow" WindowState="Maximized" UseLayoutRounding="True">
    <dxrud:ReportDesigner Name="designer">
        <!--Close the Group and Sort Panel-->
        <dxrud:ReportDesigner.GroupAndSortPanelOptions>
            <dxrud:GroupAndSortPanelOptions Visibility="Closed"/>
        </dxrud:ReportDesigner.GroupAndSortPanelOptions>
        <!--Enable the Report Explorer's auto-hide mode-->
        <dxrud:ReportDesigner.ReportExplorerOptions>
            <dxrud:ReportExplorerOptions Visibility="Hidden" />
        </dxrud:ReportDesigner.ReportExplorerOptions>
        <!--Change the sort order in the Field List-->
        <dxrud:ReportDesigner.FieldListOptions>
            <dxrud:FieldListOptions SortOrder="Descending"/>
        </dxrud:ReportDesigner.FieldListOptions>
        <!--Disable the Property Grid's tabbed view and display favorite properties-->
        <dxrud:ReportDesigner.PropertyGridOptions>
            <dxrud:PropertyGridOptions UseTabbedView="False" ShowFavoriteProperties="True"/>
        </dxrud:ReportDesigner.PropertyGridOptions>
    </dxrud:ReportDesigner>
</Window>

The image below demonstrates the result.

The Report Designer's Windows toolbar button allows users to show/hide tool windows.