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Chapter 8. Simple Layouts > Secondary Windows

Secondary Windows

There are a number of specific types of secondary windows that we'll discuss in this chapter, but essentially anything that isn't a primary window is a secondary window. All secondary windows share certain characteristics that distinguish them from primary windows. Most importantly, secondary windows should never be displayed in the task bar—their ShowInTaskbar property should be False.

While most secondary windows have title bars and window frames (splash screens being the only common exception), they shouldn't have minimize or maximize buttons. In the .NET Framework, if the secondary window has a frame and a title bar, it will have a close box, although this isn't required by user interface standards and isn't strictly necessary—other widgets such as Accept and Cancel buttons can be used to close the window.


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