I've created a basic MDI application that has a frame with a horizontal static Spliter in the meadle of the frame as I wanted... all works fine on that aspect, the problem is that I wanted the MDI to start one frame with a Static splitter and one without Splitter. Another issue is that everytime I open a new frame, it also comes with the Splitter and I wanted to have it without the Splitter...... just want to have the splitter on the first frame.... all the following frames open inside the MDI should be without Splitter.... can somewone help me ???