VS 2005 Disappearing Namespace Region

Posted on 2006-11-01
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I'm trying to settle into using VS2005 coming from VS2003 (yes, I know I'm late).  I've noticed that no matter what I try, I cannot get access to that specific region in any VB.NET form (or ASP.NET page for that matter) where the controls are declared private, protected, public, withevents, etc.  This area also gives me access to making any changes to the namespace that I wish.  Can someone tell me exactly how to bring this region back into view?  The reason I ask is that I had an image button yesterday that somehow got pooched and I could not build the form because VS kept telling me "WithEvents" was not declared.  I ended up having to remove the button, save and close the project, reopen the project and add the button again.  Annoying!  Thanks!
Question by:Mister Porsche GT3
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Sancler earned 300 total points
ID: 17849828
In Solution Explorer, click Show All Files.  On tree, click "+" by form concerned.  Double-click on <formname>.Designer.vb


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by:Jayadev Nair
Jayadev Nair earned 200 total points
ID: 17849832

Like 2003, Windows generated code is not in a specific region inside yourCode.vb. Instead it is in another file which is declared as a Partial Class of a your original Class. Partial Class is a new feature in 2005 and it is very helpful to divide and place your code in several files writing

Public Partial Class MyCode

End Class

So, to find the region, look into YourCode.designer.vb file which will be right in the directory where your actual form class exists. In visual studio, if you donot find that file - Click Show Hidden Files option on top of solution explorer dock window. This will show a + symbol on your form. Expand it and there you will find designer.vb file and also .resx of your form. In 2005, a form class will have three files. Form1.VB (where you code), Form1.designer.vb(designer code) and Form1.resx (your resources). But please be careful while editing the designer code. :)


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by:Mister Porsche GT3
ID: 17850696
Cool, that worked for VB.  I am having a problem replicating that result in ASP.NET -- is it something close?  The "show all files" in ASP is grayed out.

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