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trumpy81





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, Docking forms Top

GDay All,
I am a newbie to VB.net and I'm trying to dock a form into a toolstrip.
The 1st form has a toolstripcontainer and the 2nd form is set to borderstyle = fixedtoolwindow. Can I dock the 2nd form onto the first form so that it behaves something like the properties window in the VS2005 IDE
If not, how can I achieve a similar function to that of the properties window in my application
Any help would be appreciated.



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DMan1





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, Docking forms Top

You can program that funtionallity in your own "user control", or you can do some googling and find 3rd party controls that already have that funtionality... here is a great place to start:

http://www.windowsforms.net/ControlGallery/ControlDetail.aspx Control=273&tabindex=10



 
 
trumpy81





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Thanx DMan,
I checked out that link but its a dead end I'm afraid. No file to d/l.


 
 
DMan1





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I apologize...I checked and you are correct The download link is dead....try doing a google to see if you can find it elsewhere...or you can click the "Docking Windows" link at the top of that page to take you to a "Nevron" download...Never used that one before though...Tim Dawson's Docking Suite is SWEET though if you can find it!(It was free...he maybe trying to make some money off it now though...not sure) I downloaded it about a year ago and was very impressed!

 
 
trumpy81





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, Docking forms Top

Dman1 Thanks again. I googled Tim's Suite, it seems that he has indeed gone commercial. For anyone else, the address is:
I'll check it out, but I doubt if I'll use it in my app at this time.
Any other sources for this kind of thing

Any tips on writing code for this would be appreciated too.


 
 
nobugz





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It will take you at least a week to get it right. Sanddock costs $169. Surely you make more than $4/hr



 
 
trumpy81





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, Docking forms Top

nobugz, actually, it would probably take me a lot longer than that .
And any cost would be too high for me ATM. I'm still recovering from a M/C accident, and I thought I'd try my hand at this VB thing whilst I have a little time on my hands .


 
 
nobugz





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"Time on my hands", "M/C accident". Consider it an investment without interest. We're here to help you. Good luck!



 
 
JimDan





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Hello,

I am using Nevron User Interface Suite - very large and complete and has many features.

You can use the evaluation version it is fully functional and is not time limited. Check it out:

http://nevron.com/UserInterface.aspx nav=UINav&content=UI

And to tell you - 200$ for this suite worth the price. At least for me it does.