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How to release memory in WPF DockingManager after closing the tab?

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Remove the child from DockingManager

Closed children are moved to the “Hidden dock state so that it does not release memory. You have to manually remove the children from WPF DockingManager in DockStateChanged event.

Remove memory held by Automation peer

DocumentContainer of DockingManager is derived from the base of Tab control. Normally TabItems Automation peer holds some memory. That memory also needs to be released by the FakeWindowAutomationPeer method as follows.

Create FakeWindowAutomationPeer class

Create a new class derived from WindowAutomationPeer class and define the override method GetChildrenCore(), and define OnCreateAutomationPeer() override method in MainWindow.


<Window x:Class="DockingManager_131769.MainWindow"        xmlns=""
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">
        <syncfusion:DockingManager DockStateChanged="Docking_DockStateChanged" UseDocumentContainer="True" x:Name="Docking"/>


public partial class MainWindow : Window


   public MainWindow()




//Remove child from DockingManager

   private void Docking_DockStateChanged(FrameworkElement sender, DockStateEventArgs e)





   protected override AutomationPeer OnCreateAutomationPeer()


       return new FakeWindowsPeer(this);



public class FakeWindowsPeer : WindowAutomationPeer


    public FakeWindowsPeer(Window window): base(window)

    { }

    protected override List<AutomationPeer> GetChildrenCore()


        return null;






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