Why do controls "suddenly" disappear in design time for absolutely NO reason???
Posted on 2004-08-21
I'd like to apologize if I seem rather frustrated.
First, while working with my project, the main menu is not being displayed on the design form. After running the project, I came back to the design view and it was suddenly gone. This was rather confusing as I could still run the project and the menu would appear normal at run-time. But when I go back to design it, it's gone. I moved out all of the controls out of the way to see if it was hiding somewhere, no where could I find it. I closed the program out, and back in, and it's still gone. I restarted my computer, and it's still gone. I try manually setting the coordinates, and it's still GONE!
This has happened at other various times to other controls as well, they would suddenly disappear from the design grid, and it is one of the most frustrating obnoxious behaviours of such a supposedly advanced program. I have less than 20 controls combined on this form, no heavy coding at all. I'm running MDE 7.1.3088.
Is there any solution to this madness?