Converting Single Page ASCX to use Codebehind, but server control definition not being generated....????

Dear All,

I have adopted some ASCX single page code which I want to convert to use CBH files for VB.NET code. The process I use to do this is to set the @Control directive as follows:

<%@ Control inherits="" codebehind="header.aspx.vb"%>

I save the file. I then right click on it in solution explorer and select 'View Code'. The CBH is then generated, but without the Server Control definitions. So I have to add them manually :

    Protected WithEvents signInOutMsg As System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton

for:

<asp:linkbutton style="FONT: 8pt verdana" id="signInOutMsg" runat="server" />

for example.

Any ideas please.

Thanks,

Sam
SamJollyAsked:
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NowaYCommented:
What happens when you click "View Code" before you do the code behind directive?
SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Have not tried this, but I have tried something else that works. Basically I saved/closed the page with the missing server control definitions then reopened the ascx and double clicked to reveal the CBH and eureka there is there are the definitions - found by accident. I am wondering whether this is one of VS2003's strange behaviours.

Sam
PeterFearnCommented:
swapping between design view and html view sometimes works too
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
May be related to quirky VS2003, but if your CBH was inheriting from another class, would you expects the imports to be inherited as well e.g

PARENT CLASS:

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.Security
Imports System.Configuration

Namespace IBuyAdventure

   Public Class PageBase

CHILD CLASS:

Public Class _default
    Inherits IBA.IBuyAdventure.PageBase

    "System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.SignOut()" will work not "FormsAuthentication.SignOut()"

Is this quirky behaviour or do you need to respecify the "Imports" statement for each vb file.

Thanks,

Sam
PeterFearnCommented:
you will need to add the imports to the child class code file

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raterusCommented:
PeterFearn has the right idea, you have to go to design mode to have these created, and even then VS.net won't add references to your usercontrols.  Just keep Ctrl-Z handy when you go back to HTML view since VS.net will mangle your HTML.
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