The reason why the menu is not painted in the same area as the normal MenuBar is because we are not actually a menu (SmartMenuBar does not derive from the System.Windows.Forms.MainMenu) and we must be painted within the parent MDI’s child rectangle (which does not include that area).
The normal menu is handled by the OS and the OS has the ability to paint the menu in this section of the child MDI.
Unfortunately, to our knowledge, there is no way around this.
Imported from legacy forums. Posted by Jenny [Xceed] (had 870 views)