The long established traditions of the MDI interface makes menu merge indispensable for any WinForms Controls library. The MDI user interface is well known across the users and perhaps the most famous application that employed it for more than a decade is Microsoft Office (up to version 2003). Even though the new Ribbon Bar look snazzier to me, I am sure that the folks that are using Menus in MDI forms will appreciate this new feature.


Our MDI implementation covers two things – RadForm and RadMenu. Both are really independent and for this reason you can mix RadForms and standard forms as well you can use RadMenu [and Menu Merge in particular] for a Menu placed on a standard form.




The key benefit is that now you can utilize the features of RadMenu which are theming and the non-standard menu items such as comboboxes and textboxes which the standard menu does not have.

Additionally, we have implemented the MDI list feature so you can specify a menu item where all child mdi forms will be listed:



I will be glad to receive any comments. Happy coding! 

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Nikolay Diyanov

Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.

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