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Embedding a form onto a panel?

How/Can you embed a form onto a panel on another form? Is it even possible?

I'm using the C# Express Beta 2

C# Newbie
Friday, April 1, 2005

Yes it is possible. You have to set the TopLevel property of the form to false before adding it to the panel's control collection. I have to say that I have tried this and wasn't very impressed with the results. I had a lot of trouble with managing focus because the form never really seemed to ever "Activate" (the title bar was always inactive/grayed). However, you might have better luck than I did.

Friday, April 1, 2005

One more thing... I tried it with .NET 1.1. Things might be better in .NET 2.0.

Friday, April 1, 2005

Can you do that in as well?

What are the exact steps to add a form to another form's panel's control collection?

Mr. Analogy {ISV owner}
Thursday, May 5, 2005

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