I have a form that needs to have a menu at the top, status bar at the bottom and two grids that fill up the upper and lower portions of the remaining window.
On my form I've created the menu at the top using the Xceed.SmartUI.Controls.ToolBar.SmartToolBar. At the bottom I've used the Xceed.SmartUI.Controls.StatusBar.SmartStatusBar. In the middle of the window is the panelClientHost (System.Windows.Forms.Panel). The middle panel is the DockLayOutManager (m_manager = new DockLayoutManager(this, panelClientHost);
Everything looks good in design mode but when I start up the program the top portion of the grid that is docked at the top of the panelClientHost gets hidden under the menu. The statusbar is oddly showing above the grid that is docked at the bottom of the panelClientHost.
What is the proper way to add the menu and status bar when using DockingWindows?