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Use Form as Subform

, 29 Aug 2012 CPOL 8K 7
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This is a shortcut to the original trick from Antonio Lopez R: Use form as subform


I highly recommend that you read Antonio's article and understand it. I love embed common functions into extensions, because the code becomes very easy to read.

At first, I'll try this way:

static class SubFormExtensions
    internal static bool AttachTo(this Form subForm, Panel panel)
        if (panel == null || subForm == null) return false;
        subForm.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
        subForm.TopLevel = false;
        subForm.ShowInTaskbar = false;
        subForm.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

Using the Code

What I'm doing here is just using extensions to make things clear. Using the same example as Antonio, you can call this way:

var SubForm = new frmReportsAndCharts();

Points of Interest

This is my first test writing an article, so feel free to point anything strange here.


2012-06-12: First version of article.


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I'm just another ordinary programmer.

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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
Christian Amado29-Aug-12 10:53
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