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Hi there

Say you have a main form with one or more toolstrips and you are adding an MDI child as follows (in MDI parent)

frmChild frm = new frmChild();
frm.TopLevel = false;
frm.Parent = this;
frm.Show();


In this case the child form appears underneath my toolstrip.

Is there a simple way to prevent this?
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Updated 16-Aug-11 4:52am
v2

You should set MdiParent, not Parent.

Do you want a better advice? Don't torture yourself and never scare off your users: never use MDI.
See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_document_interface#Disadvantages[^],
Question on using MDI windows in WPF[^],
MDIContainer giving error[^].

—SA
 
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Ryan Minor 17-Aug-11 14:49pm    
I see your point about MDI. I got rid of MDI because it was a pain in the a**.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 17-Aug-11 15:11pm    
Right, and the worst thing is that it makes using application very inconvenient. Simple TabControl-based interface is much better; there are many other good variants with just one main application window.
Thank you,
--SA
Why are you setting TopLevel to false? That might be your problem.

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If whoever is voting answers a 1 is going to do that, at least be a man and say why. If my answer is wrong, I'll delete it, but you have to prove to me it's wrong first.
 
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v3
Top Level to false making it hidden behind other forms. So, remove that statement. It will definitely work.
 
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