Solved

Inheriting from a Windows Forms Control with Visual Basic

Posted on 2012-03-10
15
203 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-10
Hi

I'm following the steps listed in the following microsoft document for adding a windows form control:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w2a8y03d.aspx

When I get to the following step:

To add your control to the form

    In Solution Explorer, right-click Form1.vb and choose View Designer from the shortcut menu.

    In the Toolbox, click ValueButtonLib Components. Double-click ValueButton.

    A ValueButton appears on the form.


I can't see the ValueButtonLib Components in the toolbox!

What am I doing wrong?

John
0
Comment
Question by:IssacJones
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • +1
15 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:nepaluz
ID: 37704999
You've missed step 2!
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:nepaluz
ID: 37705003
Actually, you need to compile the project before the control appears in the toolbox.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705044
Step 2?

I have followed all the steps and compiled everything and I still can't see it in the toolbox
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:nepaluz
ID: 37705055
Any user controls that are added in code will appear at the top of the toolbox after you have compiled the project. You have most definitely missed a step in the process!
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 37705083
which version of VB.Net are you using? I know that some things changed over versions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705109
Visual Basic 2010
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 37705135
are both your project (control and form) in the same solution?
0
 

Author Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705144
yes
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 37705164
it is working for me exactly like they explain. are you sure you have added a reference to your control project like explained in the "To create a test project" section
0
 

Author Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705179
hi - strange. The only think I have done differently is that I have added a TextBox rather than a button. I'm assuming that it is still a control so it shouldn't make a difference. Apologies for not pointing that out first if it is the cause.

Yes, I have added a reference and I can see it in the Solution Explorer for the main project.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 37705248
I just changed the button for a textbox and it is still working.

do you have any compile error?

why not scrap your project and start a brand new solution.
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 400 total points
ID: 37705436
There is a property in Tools...Options...Windows Forms Designer that says AutoToolboxPopulate. This should be set to True.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705525
Genius!!!!

Yes, that did it. I wonder why it isn't set to true by default!!!!

Many, many thanks.

Thanks also to the other guys!
0
 
LVL 40
ID: 37705642
It is set to True by default. That is why all the other experts did not spot the problem. You probably changed it by mistake at some point.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IssacJones
ID: 37705784
Nope. I can guarantee I didnt change it. This was a fresh install of visual studio 2010 from a few days ago and I've been nowhere near those settings!
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Introduction When many people think of the WebBrowser (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2te2y1x6%28v=VS.85%29.aspx) control, they immediately think of a control which allows the viewing and navigation of web pages. While this is true, it's a…
Microsoft Reports are based on a report definition, which is an XML file that describes data and layout for the report, with a different extension. You can create a client-side report definition language (*.rdlc) file with Visual Studio, and build g…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…

805 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