VB.Net 2005 - Design Migration for WindowsForm Project
Posted on 2014-10-29
Good Day Experts!
I have a design question I want to run by you. My project has grown to a point where I need to make a change. It is a std WindowsForm deal with a TabControl. The functionality has grown such that I have 3 rows of tabs right now. I don't want to make a 4th row as there is real estate issues.
So, I am open to making a design change. I was thinking of going to pull-down menus and grouping the tabs into topical areas. But then I could not think of how to manage the control swapping on the form. Would I just use panels to move into view based on the menu selection? I am trying to avoid managing multiple forms.
What are your thoughts and opinions? Please ask questions as I know I am probably light in my explanation.