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Docking Windowsfor WinForms

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Docking Windowsfor WinForms

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Give your Windows Forms apps the ability to dock and float windows, make panels that auto-hide, group windows into tabs, and more. Feature rich, and easy to use. Backed by a responsive support team.

  • Easy set-up

  • Saves and loads window layouts

  • Data-binding friendly

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Dock and float windows, make windows auto-hide, and group windows into tabs. Recreates the functionality and the look of Visual Studio’s docking windows interface.  The containers let us use any .NET control with them.

Provides a logical and intuitive object model, and full programmatic control of all end-user interface features.

Features :

  • Written entirely in managed C# code. Source code provided with Blueprint Subscription.

  • Includes VB.NET and C# samples for Visual Studio.

  • Object-oriented design created exclusively for .NET Windows Forms development.

  • Comprehensive documentation fully integrated into Visual Studio.

  • All error handling works through .NET exception classes.

  • CLS compliant (Common Language Specification).

  • Does not use unsafe blocks to minimize security risks.

  • Integrates well into dashboard and business intelligence software.

  • Create windows that can be docked, floated, or tab-grouped, as needed.

  • Smooth auto-hide feature lets you keep windows conveniently out of the way.

  • Exact look and behavior of the Visual Studio docking windows interface.

  • Full programmatic control of all end-user interface features.

  • Supports MDI applications.

  • Supports tabbed MDI. Right-click on a tab brings up all the expected options (float, dock, autohide, hide). Control-tab displays the expected pop-up window with the list of control-tab destinations.

  • Undock an entire group of windows at once into a floating tab-group.

  • Dock a window into a floating window, not just the main window.

  • Vertical or horizontal tabs for auto-hidden windows, depending on location.

  • Pin and unpin windows to enable or disable auto-hide.

  • Drag a tab to undock a tab-grouped window.

  • Docked windows are proportionately resized with the main form.

  • Data-binding friendly: the application’s DataContext is propagated to each window.

  • Save and load window layouts.

  • Assign icons to tabs.

  • Set the speed with which auto-hide ToolWindows are shown or displayed.

  • Set the delay before auto-hide ToolWindows are shown or hidden.

  • Create any number of window groups, horizontally or vertically tabbed.

  • Set the width and height of auto-hide tabs, as well as the height of group tabs.

  • Change the appearance of the selected tab.

  • Windows reliably remember their last position when being restored.

  • Double-click title bar to toggle between docked and floating state.

  • Change appearance of group tabs, auto-hide frames, captions, and title bars.

  • Design contents of windows as if they were a UserControl.

  • Windows can be easily created directly from UserControls.

  • Windows can contain any .NET control.

  • Prevent the end-user from changing window states, such as going from floating to docking, etc.

  • Specify a work area around which windows can dock or group.

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