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How can I whip up a "designer window" in Visual Studio 2005?

A colleague gave me a project where there was a /designer/ window
for database connectivity (drag&drop from the toolbox), but I can't
find out how to get a /designer/ window in my own project.
Shift-F7 does not work. What do I have to do in order to get a
/designer/ window?
Thanks
Tin

Jul 2 '06 #1
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Tin,

Basically, you just have to double click on any class where the class
derives from Component. A designer window will pop up.

Hope this helps.

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>A colleague gave me a project where there was a /designer/ window
for database connectivity (drag&drop from the toolbox), but I can't
find out how to get a /designer/ window in my own project.
Shift-F7 does not work. What do I have to do in order to get a
/designer/ window?
Thanks
Tin

Jul 2 '06 #2
Which window you are talking?
Shift+F7 just show you WinForms Designer

"Tin Gherdanarra" wrote:
A colleague gave me a project where there was a /designer/ window
for database connectivity (drag&drop from the toolbox), but I can't
find out how to get a /designer/ window in my own project.
Shift-F7 does not work. What do I have to do in order to get a
/designer/ window?
Thanks
Tin
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"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche

Jul 2 '06 #3
Tin Gherdanarra wrote:
A colleague gave me a project where there was a /designer/ window
for database connectivity (drag&drop from the toolbox), but I can't
find out how to get a /designer/ window in my own project.
Shift-F7 does not work. What do I have to do in order to get a
/designer/ window?
Thanks
Tin

I appreciate your answers, but since I was confused, I asked
the wrong question. What I actually meant was the /Component Designer/.
I give an answer here, in the hope it might be useful for
groups.goolge-surfers in the future. Thanks all the same, now
let me be a good usenet citizen:

In order to create and configure a component with the component
designer:

- right-click on your project in the solution explorer to get
the solutions explorer.
- In this menu, there is a menu item "Add >". Select "Add >"
to get the "Add >" sub-menu.
- Select "new item" to get the dialog that lets you pick
an item to add.
- Select "Component Class"

A component designer window will show up to which you can add
items from the toolbox. Your configuration will be reflected in
automatically generated source code for your component.

google-bait:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Component Designer
View Designer
Add Item

Good luck
Jul 2 '06 #4

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