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VB.net Windows form layout

Posted on 2012-09-07
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The design of Windows forms has been an issue for some time for me
Having a look around, I discovered the Table Layout Panel. Is this supposed
to help one organize the controls on a form.
I'm looking for a way to neaten things up and need a little advice on  this...
As an example, I have found that positioning controls vertically as shown in the image below
looks neater than the other image where controls are spaced. Is there way to make spaced controls look as neat?
Question by:Murray Brown
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Hi. I tried to add two images to demonstrate an example.  The vertically aligned controls look neater. To optimpze the space I'd rather space the controls neatly around the form but can't get this right Here they are..
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I still don't see a question!
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I personally prefer my labels just right above the controls instead of a lot of vertical space between them.  You can also use Panels; group related controls in different sections with borders and such.
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If you have access to PluralSight, there is a nice course on UI design. (It is a rather lengthy course, though.)
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