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Chapter 15. Layout > Which Layout Should I Use?

15.10. Which Layout Should I Use?

There is no simple answer to this question because some layouts are more effective than others, depending on the requirements. Here are some simple guidelines.

FillLayout is a good choice when you want to position a single control. FillLayout is very common in shells. Essentially, it allows you easily to put trim around a control. For example, FillLayout could be used when creating a shell that is a “floating palette” that contains only a tool bar. FillLayout could also be used to make a group in a dialog shell contain a single list control.


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