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How to avoid the WinForms MetroForm border white space?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: MetroForm |
Published Date: April 6, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: January 6, 2020 |
.NET Framework: 4

Avoid MetroForm border white space

The MetroForm Border has white space. This space is maintained to avoid cropping of its MetroForm appearance in maximized state and to ease resizing behavior in Normal state.

Show the white space in MetroForm border

 

This white space can be hide by setting MetroForm Back color same as container control Back color. The following Code sample demonstrates the same.

C#

//Set the back color of Panel 
this.panel1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Maroon;  
 
public Form1()  
{  
   InitializeComponent();  
   //Set the back color of MetroForm  
   this.BackColor = Color.Maroon;  
}

VB

'Set the back color of Panel 
Me.panel1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Maroon
 
Public Sub New()
   InitializeComponent()
   'set the MetroForm Back color
   Me.BackColor = Color.Maroon
End Sub

 

Screenshot

 

Show without white space in MetroForm border
Samples:

C#: MetroFormSample

VB: MetroFormSample

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