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How to display an auto hide window that shows and hides automatically with animation in WinForms Docking Manager?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: DockingManager |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: December 5, 2019

Animation speed

Essential Tools supports this behavior using ActivateControl and HideAutoHiddenControl methods of DockingManager. For doing this it is necessary to set the DockingManager.AnimationStep to less than 5 to decrease the speed of animation. Please refer the below code snippet which illustrataes this.

C#

this.dockingManager1.SetEnableDocking(this.panel1, true);
this.dockingManager1.DockControl(this.panel1, this, DockingStyle.Top, 700);
//if you set this at initial stage, it will apply for rest of the application.
DockingManager.AnimationStep = 5;
this.dockingManager1.SetAutoHideMode(this.panel1, true);
this.dockingManager1.SetDockLabel(this.panel1, "Dashboard");
this.dockingManager1.SetAutoHideButtonVisibility(this.panel1, false);
this.dockingManager1.SetCloseButtonVisibility(this.panel1, false);
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized;
   this.dockingManager1.ActivateControl(this.panel1);
}
private void Form1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   dockingManager1.HideAutoHiddenControl(true);
}

 

VB

Me.DockingManager1.SetEnableDocking(Me.Panel1, True)
Me.DockingManager1.DockControl(Me.Panel1, Me, DockingStyle.Top, 700)
'if you set this at initial stage, it will apply for rest of the application.
DockingManager.AnimationStep = 5
Me.DockingManager1.SetAutoHideMode(Me.Panel1, True)
Me.DockingManager1.SetDockLabel(Me.Panel1, "Dashboard")
Me.DockingManager1.SetAutoHideButtonVisibility(Me.Panel1, False)
Me.DockingManager1.SetCloseButtonVisibility(Me.Panel1, False)
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
     Me.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized
     Me.DockingManager1.ActivateControl(Me.Panel1)
End Sub
Private Sub Form1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Click
     DockingManager1.HideAutoHiddenControl(True)
End Sub

 

UG document links:

  1.  https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/dockingmanager/auto-hide-window#animation-speed
  2. https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/dockingmanager/auto-hide-window#enabledisable-animation

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