Custom control keeps disappearing in Visual Basic 2008
Posted on 2010-09-02
I have a custom control that I use for a date-picker on several VB.NET windows forms. The control has a button on it, that pops the calendar up when the user clicks it. (I'm using framework 3.5, VS2008)
Daily, I go into Visual Studio 2008 to modify and test the forms and every day, at least one form is missing the "buttons" on the custom control. (It looks like a textbox without the button, though the properties clearly says it's my customized control.)
Sometimes the control comes back correctly if I add a new one (customized) for the form, or press F4/properties... or go out of the project and back in. There seems to be no consistency in getting the control to show back up on the forms. (Sometimes it'll work on one form but not another...)
I would appreciate any help on this. I'm dealing with this every day... sometimes the same forms, sometimes different ones. The inconsistency makes it hard to find a fix.
Help! (and Thanks!)