Get the height value of a parent form

I have a mdi form and a child form. i want to adjust the height and width of the child form based on that of the parent form

I am putting code:

me.height = me.parentform.height

I do this during the form load procedure of the child form.

Unfortunately me.parentform.height = nothing at this time.

how can i get  the hieght of the parent form?

Anthony
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Anthony MatovuBusiness Analyst, MTN UgandaAsked:
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CodeCruiserCommented:
As a first step, move code to Shown  even instead of Load. Then, use me.MDIParent.Height

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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Depending on what you want to do, you might use the Dock property of the child so that it adjusts automatically to the height. For instance, setting the Dock property to DockStyle.Left shows the form full height on the left side of the parent. You can adjust the Width as desired.

Playing with Dock enables you to perform a few tricks that are easier done that way than by controlling everything.

As an example, if after doing what I explained, you open a second form set with DockStyle.Fill, it will fill up all the available space in the right part of the parent. And if the user enlarge the Parent, the first form will automatically adjust its height, while the second form will automatically enlarge.

Note that this way, you can do the job in the Load event.
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