How to browse through the MDIChildren in the MDIContainer after enabling TabbedMDIManager

3 Sep 2020 / 1 minute to read

You should not use the MDIContainer form’s MDIChildren property to browse through the MDIChildren. This is because the TabbedMDI Framework introduces some additional MDIChildren into your MDIContainer that are not part of your application logic.

You should instead use the TabbedMDIManager’s MDIChildren property to get a list of the MDIChildren, as follows:

// In your MDIContainer Form.

private void ParseMDIChildren()


string children = String.Empty;

foreach(Form form in this.tabbedMDIManager.MdiChildren)


children += form.Text + "\r\n";



' In your MDIContainer Form.

Private Sub ParseMDIChildren()

Dim children As String = String.Empty

Dim form As Form

For Each Form In Me.tabbedMDIManager.MdiChildren

children += Form.Text + "\r\n"



End Sub