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How to change the color of the splitter in the docking control?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: DockingManager |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


The color of the splitter in the docking control can be changed using DragSplitter class and DragSplitterController class.


private void dockingManager1_NewDockStateEndLoad(object sender, EventArgs e)


this.dockingManager1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.Default;

foreach (DockControllerBase dcb in dockingManager1.DockAreaControllers)


if (dcb is DragSplitterController)


DragSplitterController dsc = (dcb as DragSplitterController);

DragSplitter ds = (DragSplitter)dcb.HostControl;

//We could change properties of ds as per the requirement

ds.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;





Private Sub dockingManager1_NewDockStateEndLoad(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles dockingManager1.NewDockStateEndLoad

Me.dockingManager1.VisualStyle = VisualStyle.Default

For Each dcb As DockControllerBase In dockingManager1.DockAreaControllers

If TypeOf dcb Is DragSplitterController Then

Dim dsc As DragSplitterController = (TryCast(dcb, DragSplitterController))

Dim ds As DragSplitter = CType(dcb.HostControl, DragSplitter)

''We could change properties of ds as per the requirement

ds.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green

End If

Next dcb

End Sub



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