Fully featured docking window management mimics Microsoft Visual Studio
Forget about the window layout and let WPF Docking to manage your application
windows just like Microsoft Visual Studio: window can be docked to the sides of
main window or other window, floated above the main window, or tabbed; when
docked to the sides of main window, window can auto hide to preserve the screen.
End user can drag and drop to rearrange the layout, or switch between windows
using the keyboard. The whole window layout, including the sequence of
activation, can be saved, persisted, and loaded at a later time.
Undo/redo the docking window layout changes
Make your application more user friendly to allow the end user to undo/redo the
window layout change! One of the pieces of functionality that users expect to
see but is often overlooked, perhaps because it is hard to implement, is
undo/redo. Our layout engine takes this burden off your shoulder easily.
Our product is written in 100% managed code, and can gracefully degrade itself to run under partial trust,
without loosing any functionality. The only restrictions are: the floating windows are confined to the bounds
of the browser window, and to invoke window switching you must use Ctrl-1 instead of Ctrl-Tab because WPF cannot
detect Ctrl-Tab in a browser hosted application (The hot key can easily be customized).
Clean implementation and fully customizable
Our API is well designed as simple and easy to use. You can write simple and
intuitive XAML code; or you only need to remember one overloaded method,
DockItem.Show, to achieve any window layout in your code behind. Our layout
engine (the docking logic) is completely seperated from the presentation (the
UI). The layout engine implementation has absolutely no idea about the
presentation implementation - no PART_xxxx magic! This makes our product more
robust and fully customizable.
A set of common controls/components for free!
Including a WPF SplitContainer, draggable WindowControl hosted in WindowPanel,
and more. These controls/components are used in WPF docking styling extensively.
You can use them in your own application, commercial or non-commercial, without
purchasing WPF Docking license.