Positioning form

Posted on 2002-07-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I have a form and from MainMenu show second form. 2 form is created in c-tor of main form.
I try this from c-tor and OnLoad to position second form right to first but doesnt work
second.Left = this.Right;
second.Top = this.Top;
I put the same in OnMove and after move main form all is OK but after first show of 2 form it doesnt work
Question by:plamtod
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Expert Comment

ID: 7135081
I dont quite follow your description.
But what I can tell you is this :

You should check whether the this.Right is known when you give it the other form.

maybe you are using the wrong Event..

Try just loading the first form with a button, and when clicking the button, on the before load of the new Form, set the new values..

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Expert Comment

ID: 7135579
Place in onload of second form:

this.Left = this.Parent.Right
this.Top = this.Parent.Top


Accepted Solution

tijskex earned 200 total points
ID: 7145740
No time to test in deep, but I guess it has something to do with the StartFormPosition property: When constructor looks like this, then it works:

public Form1(){
  secondForm=new Form2();
  this.StartPosition =
  this.Location=new System.Drawing.Point(250,250);
  secondForm.StartPosition =
          new System.Drawing.Point(this.Right,this.Top);

Drawback of this is that you have to set the position of Form1 manually and you cannot use CenterScreen or something like that as FormStartPosition.

Hope this can be of some help.



Author Comment

ID: 7145810
I too come to this decision

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