I've got a complex class object that has "primary" methods and "utility" methods.
I'd like to separate out the utility methods so I don't see them in the VS2005 drop down of methods for the class.
I don't want to have to instantiate a separate class to get at the utility methods, and the utility methods need to access a set of private variables for the class.
I was thinking of doing a sub class "MU" that would inherit the main class, and calling the utilities from that, as in:
Me.MU.Util1 or MyClass.MU.Util1
Me.Util1 or MyClass.Util1
But that doesn't seem to work.
Any ideas on how to accomplish the result I'm looking for? Or reasons why it's not possible?