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How to set the caption font style and foreground settings in WinForms Docking Manager?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: DockingManager

Customize caption

Caption FontStyle and foreground settings, for an active docked control, can be controlled by ActiveCaptionFont and ActiveCaptionForeground properties. By setting the InactiveCaptionFont and InactiveCaptionForeGround properties, the caption foreground appearance of the inactive controls among the docked controls can be customized. These settings will affect only with DockingManager.VisualStyle property set as Default.


private void dockingManager1_NewDockStateEndLoad(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Setting caption for active docking control
    this.dockingManager1.ActiveCaptionFont = new System.Drawing.Font("Comic Sans MS", 9.75F,    System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((System.Byte)(0)));
    this.dockingManager1.ActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
   //Setting Caption for inactive docking control
   this.dockingManager1.InActiveCaptionFont = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((System.Byte)(0)));
   this.dockingManager1.InActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;



Private Sub dockingManager1_NewDockStateEndLoad(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles dockingManager1.NewDockStateEndLoad
   '' Setting caption for active docking control
   Me.dockingManager1.ActiveCaptionFont = New System.Drawing.Font("Comic Sans MS", 9.75F,  System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, (CByte(0)))
   Me.dockingManager1.ActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Red
   ''Setting Caption for inactive docking control
   Me.dockingManager1.InActiveCaptionFont = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, (CByte(0)))
   Me.dockingManager1.InActiveCaptionForeGround = System.Drawing.Color.Blue
End Sub


UG document link: https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/dockingmanager/appearance#customize-caption

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