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Can I display a Floating Form as a Modal Dialog Form?


No. Floating Form does not support the Modal Dialog form. But we can solve it by toggling the Host form's Enabled property. While the DockStateChanged Event is being executed, the Enabled property of the HostForm must be disabled to display a Floating Form as a Modal Dialog form.

The following code snippet illustrates this functionality:


private void dockingManager1_DockStateChanged(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DockStateChangeEventArgs arg)


if (this.dockingManager1.IsFloating(this.panel1))



this.dockingManager1.SetDockLabel(this.panel1,"Modal Floating Form");





this.dockingManager1.SetDockLabel(this.panel1,"Docking Form");




Private Sub dockingManager1_DockStateChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal arg As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DockStateChangeEventArgs) Handles dockingManager1.DockStateChanged

If Me.dockingManager1.IsFloating(Me.panel1) Then


Me.dockingManager1.SetDockLabel(Me.panel1,"Modal Floating Form")



Me.dockingManager1.SetDockLabel(Me.panel1,"Docking Form")

End If

End Sub

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
1288 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 WinForms DockingManager
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