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Trouble Adding PropertyGrid to TabPages

P: n/a
I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to behave
properly.

What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire form.
The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid control on
each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.

Here's what I did.

1. Create a new project.
2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
3. Add four tabs
4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking
property to "Fill".

In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you
actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that was
added displays properly.

It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing to the
area of the Form instead of its container.

Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls I have
tried, just the PropertyGrid.

Terry
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not visible
on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front, that
PG will display properly and the others will not.
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).

It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the toolbar &
help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.

Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar missing?

Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to behave properly.

What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire form. The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid control on
each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.

Here's what I did.

1. Create a new project.
2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
3. Add four tabs
4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking
property to "Fill".

In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you
actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that was added displays properly.

It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing to

the
area of the Form instead of its container.

Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls I have
tried, just the PropertyGrid.

Terry


Nov 15 '05 #2

P: n/a
Terry,
Which version of the framework?

With VS 2003 (.NET 1.1) it seems to size correctly, it just seems to only
want one to show the Help & Toolbar, based on the designer, I can manually
set the options and they stick.

I'll have to try with VB.NET.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uL**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not visible on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front, that PG will display properly and the others will not.
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).

It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the toolbar &
help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.

Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar missing?
Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to behave properly.

What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire form. The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid control on each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.

Here's what I did.

1. Create a new project.
2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
3. Add four tabs
4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking
property to "Fill".

In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that was added displays properly.

It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing to the
area of the Form instead of its container.

Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls I

have tried, just the PropertyGrid.

Terry



Nov 15 '05 #3

P: n/a
Yes, I am using VS .NET 2003 and .NET framework 1.1.

When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and
the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the help
area are missing. Just a white client area.

At this point, I do not have an object assigned to the "SelectedObject"
property. It's just the main form, the tab control, four tabs and four
PropertyGrid controls.

I've made the project available here
(http://www.sciencedrive.com/ServerIn...stPropGrid.zip ) if you'd
like to take a look at it. It has the project and my compiled Debug binary.

Thanks,
Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:ep*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
Which version of the framework?

With VS 2003 (.NET 1.1) it seems to size correctly, it just seems to only
want one to show the Help & Toolbar, based on the designer, I can manually
set the options and they stick.

I'll have to try with VB.NET.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uL**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not visible
on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front,

that
PG will display properly and the others will not.
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in

message
news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).

It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the
toolbar & help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.

Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar missing?
Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to behave
> properly.
>
> What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire

form.
> The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid
control on > each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.
>
> Here's what I did.
>
> 1. Create a new project.
> 2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
> 3. Add four tabs
> 4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking
> property to "Fill".
>
> In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you > actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control
that
was
> added displays properly.
>
> It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing

to the
> area of the Form instead of its container.
>
> Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls I have > tried, just the PropertyGrid.
>
> Terry
>
>



Nov 15 '05 #4

P: n/a
Terry,
When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and
the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, Yes, the property grid remains docked correctly its size changes with the
size of the tab control.
but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the help
area are missing. Just a white client area. This is what I am seeing also, the 'first' grid displays the toolbar & help.
The other grids do not. I have not decided what constitutes the 'first'
grid, I did something yesterday and the 'first' grid became grid4.

I am going to try this in VB.NET to see if its something with the forms
designer. If you look at the generated code in the form, the others all have
the options explicitly turned off. If I add code after the
initializecomponent in the constructor to turn the options back on, all the
grids display the toolbar & help as expected. This leads me to believe the
forms designer, the property grid, or one of its attributes is doing
something at design time, as to have the options turned off in the generated
code.

Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ov*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Yes, I am using VS .NET 2003 and .NET framework 1.1.

When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and
the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the help area are missing. Just a white client area.

At this point, I do not have an object assigned to the "SelectedObject"
property. It's just the main form, the tab control, four tabs and four
PropertyGrid controls.

I've made the project available here
(http://www.sciencedrive.com/ServerIn...stPropGrid.zip ) if you'd
like to take a look at it. It has the project and my compiled Debug binary.
Thanks,
Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message news:ep*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
Which version of the framework?

With VS 2003 (.NET 1.1) it seems to size correctly, it just seems to only
want one to show the Help & Toolbar, based on the designer, I can manually set the options and they stick.

I'll have to try with VB.NET.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uL**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not

visible
on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front,
that
PG will display properly and the others will not.
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in

message
news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Terry,
> I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).
>
> It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the toolbar
&
> help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.
>
> Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar

missing?
>
> Hope this helps
> Jay
>
> "Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to
behave
> > properly.
> >
> > What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the

entire form.
> > The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid

control
on
> > each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.
> >
> > Here's what I did.
> >
> > 1. Create a new project.
> > 2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
> > 3. Add four tabs
> > 4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking > > property to "Fill".
> >
> > In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but

when you
> > actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that was
> > added displays properly.
> >
> > It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is

sizing to
> the
> > area of the Form instead of its container.
> >
> > Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls I

have
> > tried, just the PropertyGrid.
> >
> > Terry
> >
> >
>
>



Nov 15 '05 #5

P: n/a
Thanks for looking at this. I was getting quite frustrated. :-)

I'll take a look at it and add some code to reset the options. I can't
believe I didn't notice that the generated code had those options turned
off! I was focusing on the TabPage settings and wasn't paying enough
attention to the PG control settings.

Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:e%****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Terry,
When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and
the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, Yes, the property grid remains docked correctly its size changes with the
size of the tab control.
but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the help
area are missing. Just a white client area.

This is what I am seeing also, the 'first' grid displays the toolbar &

help. The other grids do not. I have not decided what constitutes the 'first'
grid, I did something yesterday and the 'first' grid became grid4.

I am going to try this in VB.NET to see if its something with the forms
designer. If you look at the generated code in the form, the others all have the options explicitly turned off. If I add code after the
initializecomponent in the constructor to turn the options back on, all the grids display the toolbar & help as expected. This leads me to believe the
forms designer, the property grid, or one of its attributes is doing
something at design time, as to have the options turned off in the generated code.

Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ov*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Yes, I am using VS .NET 2003 and .NET framework 1.1.

When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the

help
area are missing. Just a white client area.

At this point, I do not have an object assigned to the "SelectedObject"
property. It's just the main form, the tab control, four tabs and four
PropertyGrid controls.

I've made the project available here
(http://www.sciencedrive.com/ServerIn...stPropGrid.zip ) if you'd like to take a look at it. It has the project and my compiled Debug

binary.

Thanks,
Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in

message
news:ep*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
Which version of the framework?

With VS 2003 (.NET 1.1) it seems to size correctly, it just seems to only want one to show the Help & Toolbar, based on the designer, I can manually set the options and they stick.

I'll have to try with VB.NET.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uL**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not
visible
> on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
> I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front, that
> PG will display properly and the others will not.
>
>
> "Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in
message
> news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Terry,
> > I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).
> >
> > It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the

toolbar
&
> > help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.
> >
> > Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar
missing?
> >
> > Hope this helps
> > Jay
> >
> > "Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to > behave
> > > properly.
> > >
> > > What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire > form.
> > > The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid

control
on
> > > each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.
> > >
> > > Here's what I did.
> > >
> > > 1. Create a new project.
> > > 2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
> > > 3. Add four tabs
> > > 4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking > > > property to "Fill".
> > >
> > > In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you
> > > actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that
> was
> > > added displays properly.
> > >
> > > It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing to
> > the
> > > area of the Form instead of its container.
> > >
> > > Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls

I have
> > > tried, just the PropertyGrid.
> > >
> > > Terry
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>



Nov 15 '05 #6

P: n/a
Thanks for looking at this. I was getting quite frustrated. :-)

I'll take a look at it and add some code to reset the options. I can't
believe I didn't notice that the generated code had those options turned
off! I was focusing on the TabPage settings and wasn't paying enough
attention to the PG control settings.

Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:e%****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Terry,
When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and
the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, Yes, the property grid remains docked correctly its size changes with the
size of the tab control.
but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the help
area are missing. Just a white client area.

This is what I am seeing also, the 'first' grid displays the toolbar &

help. The other grids do not. I have not decided what constitutes the 'first'
grid, I did something yesterday and the 'first' grid became grid4.

I am going to try this in VB.NET to see if its something with the forms
designer. If you look at the generated code in the form, the others all have the options explicitly turned off. If I add code after the
initializecomponent in the constructor to turn the options back on, all the grids display the toolbar & help as expected. This leads me to believe the
forms designer, the property grid, or one of its attributes is doing
something at design time, as to have the options turned off in the generated code.

Hope this helps
Jay

"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ov*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Yes, I am using VS .NET 2003 and .NET framework 1.1.

When you say "size correctly" do you mean that you can see the toolbar and the help area in all of the tabs at runtime? The PG controls are all
resizing properly, but on all but one of the tabs, the toolbar and the

help
area are missing. Just a white client area.

At this point, I do not have an object assigned to the "SelectedObject"
property. It's just the main form, the tab control, four tabs and four
PropertyGrid controls.

I've made the project available here
(http://www.sciencedrive.com/ServerIn...stPropGrid.zip ) if you'd like to take a look at it. It has the project and my compiled Debug

binary.

Thanks,
Terry

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in

message
news:ep*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Terry,
Which version of the framework?

With VS 2003 (.NET 1.1) it seems to size correctly, it just seems to only want one to show the Help & Toolbar, based on the designer, I can manually set the options and they stick.

I'll have to try with VB.NET.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uL**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Yes, the toolbar and help area of the PropertyGrid controls are not
visible
> on those tabs that it isn't sizing properly.
> I found that if I go to any tab and bring that PG control to the front, that
> PG will display properly and the others will not.
>
>
> "Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in
message
> news:uj**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Terry,
> > I created a little test form in VS.NET 2003 (C#).
> >
> > It seems to be mostly correct. The first property grid shows the

toolbar
&
> > help pane, property grids 2 - 4 do not.
> >
> > Are you seeing the grid sizing incorrectly or the help & toolbar
missing?
> >
> > Hope this helps
> > Jay
> >
> > "Terry" <ch**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:es**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > I have a very basic program, but for some reason I can't get it to > behave
> > > properly.
> > >
> > > What I want is a basic form with a TabControl that fills the entire > form.
> > > The tab control should have 4 tabs with a single PropertyGrid

control
on
> > > each tab that fills it's parent's tab page's client area.
> > >
> > > Here's what I did.
> > >
> > > 1. Create a new project.
> > > 2. Add a TabControl to it, set its docking property to "Fill"
> > > 3. Add four tabs
> > > 4. Add a PropertyGrid to each tab and set the ProperyGrid's docking > > > property to "Fill".
> > >
> > > In the designer, it displays properly when you switch tabs, but when you
> > > actually run the program, only the very last PropertyGrid control that
> was
> > > added displays properly.
> > >
> > > It appears that all but the very last PropertyGrid control is sizing to
> > the
> > > area of the Form instead of its container.
> > >
> > > Am I missing something? It does not do this with other controls

I have
> > > tried, just the PropertyGrid.
> > >
> > > Terry
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>



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