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Dock and AutoHide

I have an application that has a Form that basically has the functionality of a toolbar.  What I would like to do is to have that specific form docked to any one of the sides of my screen and set it to autohide.  How can this be done???
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gvector1
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cyberdevil67Commented:
Hmmm, Are we talking about the normal desktop?

Not sure if you can. But one way I think you might be able to achieve this is to create a completely transparent form that covers the desktop, and add a panel to it that would also be transparent then you could use the normal method of docking then.

Unless you want to hook into the windows API I can't think of any other way, nor would I really see the above really working either. I am not sure if a transparent window will allow clicking items underneath it?
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Daniel Van Der WerkenIndependent ConsultantCommented:
Not stand-alone, an it appears MS has no intentions of providing such functionality.  Check out these third party tools:

http://www.innovasys.com/products/dockstudioxp.asp?cpid=wfnet

http://www.dotnetmagic.com/  (is free)
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gvector1Author Commented:
Sorry, did not intend on abandoning this question.  Kind of got sidetracked.  Anyway, I have not actually been able to attempt the approach posted by Roman, but from what I read it is very interesting and informative and looks to be the best attempt, therefore, I will accept Roman's answer and award the points to him.

Thanks,
Kendal
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