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suityou01

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I have a form with all controls, form segments etc contained in a panel, called _mainContent.
Beneath this panel is a form segment, which does a kind of forward/back wizard kind of thing.

The form segment is set to Dock bottom. However, if any of the hidden form segments in _mainContent become visible (consistent with desired GUI logic) then the form naturally grows to accommodate them. However the bottom form segment remains in the same position, and covers _mainContent obscuring some mandatory fields.

Has anyone seen this, or has a workaround?
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BMellert

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I've not quite experienced that.  I've not tried using dock to bottom (yet) for development.
We do use panels and form segments all docked to top, arranged appropriate, and have never had an issue.
One of our forms has several panels/segments that show/hide depending on conditons (some dynamic while entering data, other uplon load) and this approach has worked well for us thus far.
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suityou01

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I think my predecessor intended Dock Bottom to make the wizard bar visible for the form even if the scroll bar was present. Dock top works, but I have to scroll down to see the wizard bar. The other forms that are smaller have the wizard bar present, so when you click "forward" from the previous screen it detracts from the previously consistent flow.

If it isn't docking to the bottom, and rather floating halfway up the page, I think this is a bug.
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thomas

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I've attempted to do the exact same with a wizard style approach on a form. Docking to bottom does indeed overlay itself over other controls - undesired effect. Docking top means the user doesn't always know that there are wizard buttons to scroll down to.
What I've found is that placing the wizard buttons in a panel docked more toward the top of the form, like below the header, works best for consistently placing the buttons in the same place and always having then visible. It is a bit unconventional though.
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