Solved

Suggestions for form design when using a left Navigation Bar

Posted on 2011-03-14
2
240 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?



Jim
0
Comment
Question by:StuckInTheMud
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
enkor earned 250 total points
ID: 35130435
Yes, it is messy, but it is the easiest way in smaller apps. To use Tabs, but i think that it is not good for your type of app (according to your description).
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:StuckInTheMud
ID: 35414623
Not really a full answer, but no other answers offered.
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Calculating holidays and working days is a function that is often needed yet it is not one found within the Framework. This article presents one approach to building a working-day calculator for use in .NET.
Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question