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When a control's BringToFront method is called, "the control is moved to the front of the z-order. If the control is a child of another control, the child control is moved to the front of the z-order. BringToFront does not make a control a top-level control, and it does not raise the Paint event." (msdn)

How can a control be made a top-level control? (C#)

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Top-level control definition:
The top-level control is defined as the parent control that is not parented by another Windows Forms control. Typically, this is the outermost Form that the control is contained in. For example, if the control is contained on an MDI child Form, then the top-level control is the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) parent Form.

Obviously, it is impossible to make any child control top-level. BrintToFront is enough. Maybe you need to invlalidate parent form to redraw controls in new Z-order.
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I have an expandable pane as a child of another control. Initialy the pane is not expanded (only the title bar is visible). When expanded, it is longer than available space in parent control. It cannot expand beyond the limits of the parent control. It actually does expand fully, but the only visible part is what's inside parent control. It looks like what i wanted is not possible... Or is it?
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In this case you need to resize parent control or make scrolling. Top-level is not right way.
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Thank you!
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