Visual Studio 2008 Designer ToolStrip changes locations of toolstrips after recompiling

Hi,

I have a form application written in Visual Studio 2008. It has a toolstripcontainer with 3 ToolStrips on it.  The locations for the toolstrips are set in InitialComponent() like so:
this.ToolStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(56, 0);
this.ToolStrip2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(263, 0);
this.ToolStrip3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(578, 0);

However, after viewing the designer, these values are automatically being reset to these default values:
this.ToolStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 50);
this.ToolStrip2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(11, 25);
this.ToolStrip3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 0);

What's going on here? Does this happen in VS 2010 as well?

Regards,


Wade
_Wade_Asked:
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Do you have any anchoring or docking setup?
_Wade_Author Commented:
No
_Wade_Author Commented:
So you think it's due to anchoring?  I believe I tried this one time and it didn't work.  What I'm doing is I'm manually positioning them in the designer where I want them. I was thinking that anchoring or docking would affect this.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Do you open the form in maximized size? Many things can affect this including anchoring.
pnedicCommented:
I have faced the same situation on some other controls. I did not find the reason, as well as I did not find the real solution (beside suggested solution bellow). I had it in VS2003 and C#.

Visual Studio obviously has this bug which is not affected on some other controls.

I think that some of the properties of the parent form causes toolstrip re-positioning such as: AutoSize(Mode), Dock etc.

If you placed tollstrips 2 and 3 using copy-paste toolstrip 1, I suggest to delete 2 and 3 and place them manually from toolbox. Also check Dock properties for them.

If nothing helps, my simple suggestion is to copy lines with your toolstrip positions just bellow existing - and comment them. On this way, whenever designer make it's own repositions, you have original code to return back to your desired positions. Just copy-paste.

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_Wade_Author Commented:
All of the doc properties for the toolstrips are set to "none"
pnedicCommented:
Have you checked FORM properties (on which you've placed toolstrips) ?

I have just inserted 3 toolstrips on form without your problem.

For all toolstrips set following properties:
AutoSize = False
Anchor = Top, Left
Dock = None (you already have this)
Locked = True

finally this is the list of tollstrip1 properties from InitializeComponent

Me.ToolStrip1.AutoSize = False
Me.ToolStrip1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.None
Me.ToolStrip1.Items.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem() {Me.ToolStripButton1})
Me.ToolStrip1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
Me.ToolStrip1.Name = "ToolStrip1"
Me.ToolStrip1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(75, 25)
Me.ToolStrip1.TabIndex = 70
Me.ToolStrip1.Text = "ToolStrip1"
Me.ToolStripButton1.DisplayStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.Image
Me.ToolStripButton1.Image = CType(resources.GetObject("ToolStripButton1.Image"), System.Drawing.Image)
Me.ToolStripButton1.ImageTransparentColor = System.Drawing.Color.Magenta
Me.ToolStripButton1.Name = "ToolStripButton1"
Me.ToolStripButton1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(23, 22)
Me.ToolStripButton1.Text = "ToolStripButton1"

For other two toolstrips just change name and location as (for example)
Me.ToolStrip2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(25, 0)
Me.ToolStrip3.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(50, 0)
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