Klik! DockLib.Net for Windows Forms,
part of Klik! Windows Forms Library, is a dockable layout management system to create
next generation dockable window interfaces. It provides a complete modern replacement
for tabbed MDI interfaces with great features such as docking/redocking and pinning.
Next Generation Behavior
Klik! DockLib.Net includes all the behaviors you expect from a next generation docking solution such as :
- A perfect full featured mimic of Visual Studio style docking mechanism.
- Docking/Undocking windows with docking indicators.
- Pinning dock items to container edges.
- A complete layout serialization system to easily store/restore the current layout.
- Ability to track and prevent any operation for any specific window such as docking, undocking, pinning, etc.
- Ability to flash dock captions and headers to get attention of user to any part of the layout system when needed.
Next Generation Look
Klik! DockLib.Net shines when it comes to look and it provides you all modern themes
included but not limited to Office 2007, Office 2003 and Visual Studio. It includes
plenty of other custom predefined themes created by our professional design team
which can be applied with a single click.
Klik! Windows Forms Library includes style management as a core feature and as usual
Klik! DockLib.Net uses it at it's maximum potential. You are not limited to only
predefined styles provided by us and can create new styles, store and apply anytime
you want. You can style every bit of the system including window captions, headers,
containers, buttons , docking indicators, dockforms, tooltips and many more...
Next Generation Design-Time Experience
Creating a dockable layout could not be that much fun and easy, thanks to next generation
design-time experience provided by Klik! DockLib.Net.
As a core share with other Klik! Windows Forms Library components, each component
has it's own quick access menu associated with it which allows you to do many things
with a single click such as adding new dock containers, new dock items and removing
There is also a design-time version of our docking engine where you can simply dock/redock
any dockcontainer or dockitem within the design surface just as you can do in run-time.
Style Manegement and Predefined styles
One of the key features in Klik! DockLib.Net for Windows Forms is the Style
Management feature. When we say style, we mean nearly every visual
aspect of a control including it's background, borders, backgroundimage, foregroundimage
and/or other visual parts of a control can be easily changed both at design-time