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DockManager.ActivePanel Property

Gets or sets the active dock panel.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: DockPanel
A DockPanel object representing the currently active dock panel. null (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there is no active dock panel.

Expanded Remarks

The active dock panel is the focused one or the one that contains a control which is focused. An end-user can activate a panel by clicking it or any of the controls it contains. The active panel's caption is highlighted according to the current paint scheme (BarAndDockingController.PaintStyleName) and the appearance settings (DockManagerAppearances.PanelCaptionActive).

The ActivePanel property can be used to get and set the currently active panel.

Assigning an auto-hidden dock panel to this property automatically displays this panel without disabling its auto-hide functionality. Assigning a hidden panel to the ActivePanel property has no effect. Use the DockPanel.Visibility property to change a panel's visibility (auto-hidden, hidden or visible).

On activating a dock panel the ActivePanelChanged event occurs. This event can be handled to perform related actions, for instance, to move focus to a specific control within this panel.

The DockPanel.Show method allows you to display a panel (even if it's hidden) and then activate it.

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