Save and restore swimlane layout in xml

i am evaluating winforms nwoods version version( and trying to create a bpmn style app , using the swimlane example as reference.
.I cannot seem to save the layout in xml format and restore it later on.
I have seen the xml examples and the following post :

but without any luck.
I have added my sample app in vs 2008 using showing my problem.
i am new to nwoods and think its great. Need to get my head around its inner workings.
Thanks in advance

Here is the work I did “via email” in the other thread.