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VB.Net - Import "Embedded" Windows Form into Visual Studio

VB.Net - Import "Embedded" Windows Form into Visual Studio

VB.Net - Import "Embedded" Windows Form into Visual Studio


I have a VB.net application within a single .vb file which contains windows form code which was modified manually (despite the 'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer. Do not modify it using the code editor.' message).

I would like to somehow import this code into Visual Studio so that I can work with windows form designer to modify the form layout.

1. How can I get Visual Studio to recognize that I have a windows form in my .vb code?
2. Can the resulting code remain in the single .vb file or do I need to have a form.designer.vb code separate from the application code once I do so?


RE: VB.Net - Import "Embedded" Windows Form into Visual Studio

Try this:

Create a project in Visual Studio. In the Solution Explorer (usually on the right side), right-click on the project name and select Add -> Existing Item... from the context menu. In the Add Existing Item dialog that pops up, navigate to the .vb file and select it, then click Add. You should now be able to modify the form.

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RE: VB.Net - Import "Embedded" Windows Form into Visual Studio


I tried your suggestion, but when I right click on my added .vb item in the solution explorer and pick "View Designer" all I see is a blank form - not the form that is defined in the added code.


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