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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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14.6. GroupBoxes and Panels

GroupBoxes and Panels arrange controls on a GUI. GroupBoxes and Panels are typically used to group several controls of similar functionality or several controls that are related in a GUI. All of the controls in a GroupBox or Panel move together when the GroupBox or Panel is moved. Furthermore, a GroupBoxes and Panels can also be used to show or hide a set of controls at once. When you modify a container’s Visible property, it toggles the visibility of all the controls within it.

The primary difference between these two controls is that GroupBoxes can display a caption (i.e., text) and do not include scrollbars, whereas Panels can include scrollbars and do not include a caption. GroupBoxes have thin borders by default; ...

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