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How to collapse the header panel in DocumentContainer of WPF DockingManager?

Platform: WPF |
Control: DockingManager |
Published Date: February 25, 2016 |
Last Revised Date: August 3, 2021

The HeaderPanel of DocumentContainer can be collapsed by setting the header panel’s visibility to collapse by fetch HeaderPanel from VisualTree of DocumentContainer in WPF DockingManager.


<syncfusion:DockingManager x:Name="dockingmanager" UseDocumentContainer="True">
  <ContentControl x:Name="Properties" syncfusion:DockingManager.Header="Properties"/>
  <ContentControl x:Name="Tools" syncfusion:DockingManager.Header="Tools" syncfusion:DockingManager.State="Document"/>
  <ContentControl x:Name="Solution" syncfusion:DockingManager.Header="Solution" syncfusion:DockingManager.State="Document"/>


namespace DockingManagerSample
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
        public MainWindow()
            (dockingmanager.DocContainer as DocumentContainer).Loaded += 
        void MainWindow_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            HeaderPanel header = VisualUtils.FindDescendant(sender as Visual,       
            typeof(HeaderPanel)) as HeaderPanel;
            header.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;


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