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Auto hide panels, or pin the panels

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I want to build a Windows form application that will have a number of
different panels. I want to be able to Auto Hide the panels, or pin the
panels, just like Visual Studio does with the different views. How can I do
3 Weeks Ago #1
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then only proper help you deserve, because of asking 'urgent' matters here, is a link to this website:
Programming in C# Jump Start

This will give you all the hints needed to perform the actions you want to do.
3 Weeks Ago #2

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Can you please help us with the approach you tried to solve the above mentioned scenario as in each view it can be resolved defferently

1. manual coding (design a fixedtoolwindow or resizabletoolwindow with a close button)
2. adapter class
3. collapsible panels (preferred approach)
4. build a custom control

May be above approaches will have its own pros and cons in terms of memory requirement and execution time.
3 Weeks Ago #3

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I would imagine that each of your "panels" would be user controls.

That you would have to implement customized drag/drop logic for your windows to detect when one of your panels is moved within the window, out of the window (into a new one) etc.

Based on the huge scope that would be involved in answering your question, and the fact that you have stated that this is "urgent" (doesn't it seem like it's always the case that everything needs to be done yesterday?), I recommend you look into using a 3rd party set of tools that already has the heavy lifting done for you.

I am familiar with Telerik's tools that accomplish this (Telerik is now called Progress)...but I've only used their tools for WPF applications so I'm not sure if the have a Win Forms solution.

Do some research and find the best tools that fit within your budget and time-frame.
3 Weeks Ago #4

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