Monday, February 06, 2006

The VS forms designer sucks

When you drag a control onto a form, what's the first thing you do?

You rename it (to something sensible rather than TextBox1), and clear or set the .Text property from the default. Both of which involve fiddling about in the property grid finding the right entries, which is slow and tedious. Why?

Presumably Microsoft think I spend all my time resizing and repositioning the controls, rather than tweaking their properties. Well, sorry... but no, most of the time it's just drag and drop, possibly adjusting the width to fit after I set the text.

There must be a better way... (thinks: probably some kind of VS add-in that prompts for the control's caption, and bases it's name on that with some kind of standard prefix...)

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