Suggestions for form design when using a left Navigation Bar
Posted on 2011-03-14
I'm writing an application in VB.NET using the ComponentOne nav bar panel (looks like the left navigation in Outlook).
Having done many applications in the past in VB6 using the tab control, I'm after some suggestions on the best way of switching pages depending on what navigation has been selected using this new (and more flexible) style of control.
So, the user selects one of the navigation tabs in the left menu, and the whole of the rest of the form switches to whatever controls are needed.
Is the use of panels the only way (very messy switching between them for development), or is there a neater solution?