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How to close a docked control programmatically?

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


When a docked control is closed, its visibility is set to false and not actually closed. The docked control''s object will be disposed when the parent form is closed only. So docked control can be programmatically closed using SetDockVisibility()method.


private void closePanelToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


this.dockingManager1.SetDockVisibility(this.panel1, false);


private void showPanelToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


this.dockingManager1.SetDockVisibility(this.panel1, true);



Private Sub closePanelToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles closePanelToolStripMenuItem.Click

Me.dockingManager1.SetDockVisibility(Me.panel1, False)

End Sub

Private Sub showPanelToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles showPanelToolStripMenuItem.Click

Me.dockingManager1.SetDockVisibility(Me.panel1, True)

End Sub

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