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GroupBox inheritance

A reader is developing a custom control inherited from GroupBox class. The reader must change bounds used by components when they are docking.

I'm developing a custom control inherited from GroupBox class.

I need to change bounds used by components when they are docking inside the GroupBox (it seems there's an offset value, 13, on the top docking).

Here is a suggestion: Download Reflector from http:// www.aisto.com/roeder. Browse to the GroupBox class, and take a look at the code in the OnPaint method (it automatically decompiles the IL to C#, VB.NET and other languages). I can't see any fixed offset used in there. You can override that method and use the public GroupBoxRenderer class to pass different bounds and experiment.

This was first published in July 2005
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