Applies to DotNetBar 5.9 or older only.

Issue: Loading DotNetBarManager definition files at run-time shows hidden MDI Child forms.

Resolution: Hidden MDI Child forms in 1.0 and 1.1 .NET Framework have number of problems including this one. The problem is not with DotNetBar rather with .NET Framework. Accessing Form.Handle property will cause hidden MDI Child forms to show even without DotNetBar present.

We advise to proceed with caution when using hidden MDI Child Forms.

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