MDI children always maximized?

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    MDI children always maximized?

    hi there

    i have a problem here: i have a parent form with a couple of MDI children. they all must be _ALLWAYS_ maximized.

    i already realized that there is no minimize, close or restore box and i have implemented a toolstrip with buttons to toggle between those children.
    but sometimes they get restored from maximized to normal.
    then i have to do
    Code:
    WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized;
    which causes the window to animate. so every time i toggle between those children, i get this animation.

    my simple question is: how do i keep those children allways maximized?
    this is for an application where every task has his own child form instead of a tab in one form.

    thanks in advance

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    Check out MSDN for window styles you can set on MDI children windows. Some combination should get it set that they can't be un-maximized.
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    yea thats what i actually tried, but what exact combination is it (C#)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils Child View Post
    yea thats what i actually tried, but what exact combination is it (C#)?
    Well, if you're referring to C# programming, give the following a try when you create the child windows:

    Code:
     //Get the rectangle describing the primary display
       rect = System.Windows.Forms.Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds;
    
       //Set our window to cover the entire display
       this.ClientSize = rect.Size;

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    that's actually a great idea:
    Code:
    Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
    			ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(Parent.Width, Parent.Height);
    set the window to cover everything.
    thanks

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