Merge Menus MDI App


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May 31, 2006
Programming Experience

I am struggling with this even though it is possibley the cackiest problem ever.....

I have an MDI app. Main form with a menuStrip. Different child forms created by users. On maximisation of a child form I want to bung all the menu or toolstrip items of that child to the menu of mdiParent. I have set the allowMerge properties to true on both parent and child but on maximise event of my child I get title bar of parent form then the title bar of the child including the icon on left and controlbox on right, then the menustrip of parent then underneath that the toolstrip of the child.

What am I missing?

Cheers for any help.

P.s the only way I have had this working so far is to have a toolstrip on the parent and embed a menustrip inside the toolstrip and set the allowmerge of the embedded to true? I am going mad surely?

P.P.s Just noticed that there is a forum specifically for menus\toolstrips. Ooops. Mods can you move please?
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