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Web Custom Control - Tooltip and Rendering within IDE

I've built a composite web custom control with a lot of
child controls. I assigned ToolTip values to some of
these controls. The ToolTip pop-ups were working fine
until I monkeyed with the order I am rendering the
controls. I had to do this so that the control rendered
properly when a developer drags it from the toolbox onto
the page. Any ideas?

Below is the meat of the code from my user control. The
remainder is private methods.
************************************************** **

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.ComponentModel;
using Microsoft.Web.UI.WebControls;
using Common.Controls;

namespace smc.Vehicles
/// <summary>
/// Summary description for VehicleSearch.
/// </summary>
public class VehicleSearch :
System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl, INamingContainer
SqlConnection _connection;
VehicleSearch.TypeOfSearch typeSearch =

// child controls
Panel theDiv = new Panel();
Panel thePanel = new Panel();
Image theLogoImage = new Image();

DropDownList ddlbProduct = new
TextBox tbBodyStart = new TextBox();
TextBox tbBodyEnd = new TextBox();

DropDownList ddlbSeqType = new
TextBox tbSeqStart = new TextBox();
TextBox tbSeqEnd = new TextBox();

TextBox tbEIM1 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM2 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM3 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM4 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM5 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM6 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM7 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM8 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM9 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM10 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM11 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM12 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM13 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM14 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM15 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM16 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM17 = new TextBox();
TextBox tbEIM18 = new TextBox();

DropDownList ddlbProduct2 = new

TextBox tbSSDFrom = new TextBox();
TextBox tbSSDTo = new TextBox();
Common.Controls.nnaDateControl dcFrom =
new Common.Controls.nnaDateControl();
Common.Controls.nnaDateControl dcTo = new

public SqlConnection Connection
return _connection;

_connection = value;

public VehicleSearch.TypeOfSearch
return typeSearch;

typeSearch = value;

public enum TypeOfSearch

/// <summary>
/// Render this control to the output
parameter specified.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="output"> The HTML writer
to write out to </param>
protected override void Render
(HtmlTextWriter output)

protected override void OnInit
(System.EventArgs e)

protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs

public override void DataBind()

if (typeSearch !=
thePanel.Visible = false;
= "The VEHICLE SEARCH control is in " +typeSearch.ToString
()+ " mode." +typeSearchDescription();
thePanel.Visible = true;
= "The VEHICLE SEARCH control is in PICK mode. You can
choose the desired output type by changing the selection
in the SEARCH TYPE radio buttons.";

if (_connection.State !=


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