Usercontrol with Panel, need to act as container in IDE


I have a UserControl with a Label, docked to the top, and a Panel, docked to fill the rest of the control space.

Once the control is compiled and dropped onto a form I am unable to treat the Panel within the UserControl as a container, as i would be able to if i placed a Panel directly on the form, with a Label and another Panel within (same set up as the UserControl).

How would I go about enabling this functionality.

I have tried
    setting the Modifier for the Panel in the UserControl to Public
    inheriting from Panel rather than UserControl

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated
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Once you put your UserControl on a form, you can't get Control's inside.
Your control is independent entity for the form. It behaves like any other Control of .NET.

If you want to add something to the Panel, add it when designing the UserControl.

Or you can inherit from the UserControl and add something in the derived UserControl.

drabaecusAuthor Commented:
Even during design time? The Panel control itself, and others, allow you to drag drop controls into them whilst designing the form in the IDE.

Even during design time.
You can add control to Panel only from UserControl designer.

If you put the UserControl on a form, you can add controls to the UserControl, but not to the Panel.

But you can do it in run time, if you want.
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drabaecusAuthor Commented:
No i need to do it at design time, and here is the solution i found.

Like I wrote:
> Or you can inherit from the UserControl and add something in the derived UserControl.

Good luck!
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