create a class derived from a Panel
Posted on 2003-11-17
I am trying to create a class, MyPanel, which is derived from System.Windows.Forms.Panel.
Then I wanted to add a couple of standard controls to MyPanel. I couldn't find a way to specify their properties by using design view. All I have to do is to write code to define properties like Location and Size. As I am doing it, I have no any clue how does it look like and if it fits with other controls. then I have to run the program to actually see the appearance of the panel and its containing controls.
If I create a class derived from System.Windows.Forms.UserControl, it seems solve the problem. I can design the controls in a visual view. But it makes the code bigger. I wonder if it effects the performance and code efficiency.
Any better ideas or suggestions?