Urgent: How to remove icon of mdi child form

Posted on 2003-10-29
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
hi all
  the thing i want to do is i want to remove the icon of child form and i dont want to allow that system menu to child form ,
but i want to allow user to resize the form but i just dont want that system menu. and also the icon
in the child form please help if anybody can .

thanks in adv.
Question by:rashmitodkar
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 9641245
you can set FormBorderStyle property to SizableToolWindow for child form

Author Comment

ID: 9641427
no it is not acting as i want
actually it is giving same effect as that of sizable.
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 9643665
i think i didn't stated the  q. in a right way

the thing is i dont want the icon and the system menu which appears whenever we click in a left corner of the form
but i want the control box i.e. those 3 btns means min/max/close.
i think now it is more clear
LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 9643682
It's just not possible. I have searched lately information about that and I found official statement from MS that this is behavior "by design" and it cannot be removed. The one I showed you was just a work around to hide all.

Author Comment

ID: 9643944
oh thanks
can u please tell me the link where u got this statement.?
LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 9644140
Sorry, I cannot find the exact link but have a look here:

It says:  I did read
one post where this question was posed and the Microsoft
response was that this is by design.

LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 9644156
Follow this link and you will see a lot of discussions on the same point from this site:

The result is always the same: you can hide those elements only in some special ocasions.
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

TheAvenger earned 100 total points
ID: 9644168
Ops, here it is:

Note   When set to false, the ControlBox property has no effect on a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child form that is displayed maximized at time of creation.


Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Although it is an old technology, serial ports are still being used by many hardware manufacturers. If you develop applications in C#, Microsoft .NET framework has SerialPort class to communicate with the serial ports.  I needed to…
This article is for Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) beginners. An Interface contains declarations of events, indexers, methods and/or properties. Any class which implements the Interface should provide the concrete implementation for each Inter…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question