Layout similar to that of Visual Studio? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a fan of Visual Studio's layout: the properties, toolboxes, etc are on the sides, and can be moved to another or inserted. How hard would it be to integrate this into my own Windows Forms VB.NET application?

    Newbie at Visual C++ - Trying to accomplish a dream, but need a little help.

    Monday, March 25, 2013 4:02 PM


  • Hi,

    using winforms, these things are available in 3rd party control suites like infragistics or janus.

    It's a combination of 2 things : tabbed mdi and dockable panels.

    You could try and find some open source versions of those, i know they have existed at one point, but sometimes quite buggy.

    Regards, Nico

    pdfaid, my blog

    Monday, March 25, 2013 4:10 PM