Is there a alternative to Mdi Forms that will give the same capability without some of its transition drawbacks?
Posted on 2006-07-22
I have a large Win Forms application developed in VB.net 2003. There is a main midi parent form with a outlook style menu bar docked on the left with multiple forms with very different functions and database connections that appear filling the remaining space (when maximised) as midi child forms when options are selected on the left menu bar.
This all works very well but when a form is loaded there is this clumsy looking resize that occurs as the new form loads and maximises.
I do not mind if that is life and the only alternative is to build everything as one super form but I was wondering if there was an alternative to Midi forms or some settings I can change to make the transition look a lot cleaner.
Thanks in Advance