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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Child Window Management

Most MDI applications give the user the capability of arranging all open child windows in one of several ways, which are normally accessed through a Window menu. Three common window arrangements are

  • Tiled vertically— The open child windows are sized as vertical rectangles and arranged side by side.

  • Tiled horizontally— The open child windows are sized as horizontal rectangles and arranged on top of one another.

  • Cascaded— The child windows overlap each other in a neat cascading pattern, starting at the upper-left of the parent window.

In any case, when the open child windows are rearranged, they are all resized to the same dimensions (which may vary slightly when the windows are tiled, depending on how many windows are ...

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