Hi Scott Gross,
Thank you for writing.
Indeed, the ribbon hides the border of the shaped form, and this is an issue we are going to fix soon.
Are you after some type of Vista-style border with shadow and opacity? If so, we may consider adding this effect to our controls in one of the next versions.
At this time we will suggest using a padding which helps with the border visibility a bit. The padding will also help in the second issue you report. You can allow resize in the shaped form by setting a padding to the form:
private void Form_Load( object sender, EventArgs e )
this.Padding = new Padding( 1 );
As to Vista Aero support for the ribbon, this feature is already on our TODO list. Currently we support Aero for the form only, but with some tweaks. I can send you further details on this if you would like.Contact us again if you have any additional questions.
the Telerik team