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AvalonDock 1.1.1714

Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 6988
Released: Oct 24, 2008
Updated: Mar 26, 2009 by adospace
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Welcome to AvalonDock 1.1 SR5

What's new
  • Fix for issues: #6469, #6234, #6257, #6171
  • Improvements on focus management
  • Improved navigator window

Documentaion and Tutorials
I posted on my blog a tutorial introducing AvalonDock.
You can find it at will help!

AvalonDock 1.2 Preview
AvalonDock v. 1.2 is coming soon, if you want to see new features and also post last minute request please visit my blog:

Your suggestions will be much appreciated.

If you find a bug please ensure you are using the latest version available and try to explain how to reproduce it with as much details as possible.

Upgrading to .NET 3.5 SP1 is strictly recommended, especially under Vista.

Installation Notes
Setup installs AvalonDock under VS2005/VS2008.
  • VS2005 - To properly install AvalonDock into VS2005 toolbox you should have already installed the ToolboxControlsInstaller (TCI) which is included as a redistributable package in the VS2005 SDK ( If you don't want to install TCI, create a tab in the toolbox, and add AvalonDock controls adding a reference to AvalonDock.dll assembly.
  • VS2008 - Under VS2008 nothing to do is required because TCI is installed by default, so you should find a toolbox tab named "AvalonDock" containing AvalonDock controls.

Skin & Themes
If you created a skin/theme for AvalonDock and wish to share it with the community please contact me and I will pack it with the distribution.

I wish to thanks Alexey Potapov for his help in Aero theme improvements (

Reviews for this release

Very good! I started with avalondock yesterday, and I created my dream-UI in 2 hour!
by interpet on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
Great control! We use it for almost a year (from version 1.0.1048). Very reliable. It almost certainly will be used in production version of our software (when that happens I'll be asking for donations link). Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.
by Alex_P on Feb 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM
An excellent docking control. Keep up the good work
by KaGod on Feb 22, 2009 at 6:48 PM
This is an invaluable component (I hope that means of great value, because that's what I meant to say, and English is not my primary language). It works very good when you get to know it, even though it may be missing a few events here and there. However, for every issue you can reliably get help in the discussions or the issue tracker and a lot of stuff get's fixed and updated pretty regularly.
by dragoljub on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:36 PM
Tried Infragistics xamDockManager before. Worked slowly, was not possible to use it without document host, styling was complex and so on. This small library is fast & free. And has all features I need. Excellent work.
by Steelhead on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:04 PM