Welcome to the MotiveWave™ Docking Framework Guide! If you are reading this document then you have already installed MotiveWave™ on your computer and you are ready to start using the application.

If you have not yet installed MotiveWave™ or registered for a trial on our website, please read the Installation Guide before continuing on with this document.

The MotiveWave Docking Framework provides a flexible system to manage multiple panels (such as charts, watch lists etc) within a single application window. This document will outline and explain the features associated with this framework.


When you first open a workspace in MotiveWave™ the console will be displayed with the default layout. Depending the broker/data service(s) you added to the workspace, the console window will look similar to the screen shot below:

The console has a number of elements outlined below. These elements will be explored in detail in this document.

  1. Stations – Stations contain one or more panels (charts, watch lists, etc) stacked on top of each other. The panels are directly accessible from the tabs in the top tab bar.

  2. Pages – Pages contain one or more stations arranged in a layout. An application window (Console or Desktop) may contain multiple pages that are accessible from the page tabs at the bottom of the window.

  3. Layouts – Stations are arranged within the page using a layout. Two types of layouts are supported: Split Layouts and Floating Station layouts.


The examples provided in this document are from the Console window (main application window). The Professional and Ultimate editions also provide Desktop windows that use the docking framework. Desktops may be created/accessed from the Console menu bar (File -> New -> New Desktop and File -> Open -> Open Desktop):

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