Solved

Using nested master pages with visual design support and MasterType property set.

Posted on 2007-11-27
8
388 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi Experts....

I am using nested master pages and have successfully used a well documented solution to workaround VS.NET 2005's lack of nested master page support in the visual designer (by setting the MasterPageFile property to an emptry string and then assigning it at runtime from a base class).

I have also successfully used the MasterType directive so that I can reference the MasterPage's properties cleanly from the content page.

What I havent been able to do is get the 2 working together, ie, if I set the MasterType directive then VS.NET understandably doesnt like the fact that MasterPageFile is an empty string (or a masterpage class different to the one specified in MasterType).

Is there any way around this?
0
Comment
Question by:jamesmccracken
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:needo_jee
ID: 20363399
0
 

Author Comment

by:jamesmccracken
ID: 20363584
I am looking for a solution that allows for content pages to be edited in the design view while specifying a value for MasterType.  As mentioned, Design View is working already without the MasterType directive being set.

Thanks in advance.
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
SteveH_UK earned 500 total points
ID: 20363653
You may want to download the Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Express edition as it supports nested master pages, as does Microsoft Expression Web.
0
MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:SteveH_UK
ID: 20363657
Although the 2008 is still in beta, it can  coexist with a 2005 VS installation.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jamesmccracken
ID: 20364308
hmmm.... downloading all 3.3 GB of the VS2008 RTM now.

I was hoping I would not have to upgrade, but I see that VS 2008 supports 2.0 framework which makes it more digestable.  I'll be happy if it doesnt break anything or cause a degrade in performance.

0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:SteveH_UK
ID: 20365094
I used the beta for quite a while without problems, but even if you only use it for the GUI development it can be worthwhile.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jamesmccracken
ID: 31429719
Well upgrading did the trick in the end.  Enjoying some of the other new features also.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:SteveH_UK
ID: 20864578
Glad to help.  Hoping to get 2008 for work soon too!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Lots of people ask this question on how to extend the “MembershipProvider” to make use of custom authentication like using existing database or make use of some other way of authentication. Many blogs show you how to extend the membership provider c…
I recently went through the process of creating a Calendar Control of events with the basis of using a database to keep track of the dates that are selectable, one requirement was to have the selected date pop-up in a simple lightbox.  At first this…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question