Chapter 6. Layout with Panels
In This Chapter
- Primitive Panels
- Handling Content Overflow
- Putting It All Together: Creating a Visual Studio-Like Collapsible, Dockable, Resizable Pane
Layout is a critical component of an application’s usability on a wide range of devices, but without good platform support it can be extremely hard to get right. Arranging the pieces of your user interface simply with static pixel-based coordinates and static pixel-based sizes can work in limited environments, but these types of interfaces start to crumble under the influence of many varying factors: different screen resolutions and dimensions, user settings such as font sizes, or content that changes in unpredictable ways ...