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How to dock a form within a host form?

 

A form can be docked within another host form. You need to set the following properties for the child form to be able to do this:

C#

this.f1.TopLevel = false;

this.f1.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.None;

this.dockingManager1.SetEnableDocking(this.f1,true);

VB

Me.f1.TopLevel = False

Me.f1.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.None

Me.dockingManager1.SetEnableDocking(Me.f1,true)

Once these properties are set, the child form would behave like any other dockable control and it can be docked or floated as desired.

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
1049 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 Windows Forms DockingManager
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