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how can i add form to the Panel in C#.net window application??

Posted on 2011-03-09
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i want to know that how can i add form to the Panel in C#.net window application??

please refer the below code ...

MainPanel.Controls.Clear();
                    Admin objAdmin = new Admin();
                    objAdmin.TopLevel = false;
                    MainPanel.Controls.Add(objAdmin);

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in above coding MainPanel is panel control and Admin is the form name , but how can i add form to the Panel control ??
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Question by:Parth48
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by:jdavistx
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As far as I know, you cannot add a form to a panel, or any other container control besides an MdiContainer.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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That will work...the key is setting TopLevel() to false as you've done.

You still need to Show() it though:

    objAdmin.Show();

Also, to make it appear seamless, set the FormBorderStyle() to None, and Dock() to Fill.
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by:Parth48
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please refer the below code ..

private void GetAdminForm()
        {
            //Add constuctor Logic here
            MainPanel.Controls.Clear();
            Form objform = this.FindForm();
            objform.MdiParent = this;
            objform.IsMdiContainer = true;
            Admin objAdmin = new Admin();
            ShowFormInControl(this.MainPanel, objAdmin);
        }

public static void ShowFormInControl(Control ctlContainer, Form frmEmbed)
        {
            frmEmbed.TopLevel = false;
            frmEmbed.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
            frmEmbed.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
            frmEmbed.Visible = true;
            ctlContainer.Controls.Add(frmEmbed);
        }

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anything wrong in the above code ??
or i have to set mdi properties for the parent form and child form ??
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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You're mixing two different styles of embedding forms...

An MDI approach is intended to have child forms within that can be moved around, minimized, maximized, etc...
*You can't be an MdiContainer and have an MdiParent so lines #6 and #7 are not supposed to be used together.
**Besides, line #6 is really trying to set the MdiParent to itself!

The TopLevel() false with no border and dock filled is really a way to use a form like a static control that fills an area.

Why do you keep using this construct in line #5?

            Form objform = this.FindForm();

The "this" already IS THE FORM ITSELF.  You don't need to "find" the form containing the form....?
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