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Form Designer won't open

Form Designer won't open

Form Designer won't open

(OP)
Colleagues,
We have somewhat old app in VB (WinFiorms), which I am trying to enhance now. (It's working OK, but somewhat slow.)
Since I don't want to modify anything in the original project, I started my own, copy-pasted the form's files (vb/resx/designer.vb) into my working subdir and added this form into my project.
Now, I can see the code(s) of this form, but I cannot invoke Form Designer... Shift+F7 doesn't work, neither double-click on the form's item in the solution window on the right.
(It all does work in the original solution.)
What am I missing?
TIA!

Regards,

Ilya

RE: Form Designer won't open

“Since I don't want to modify anything in the original project”, I would – instead of copying / pasting individual files – open the original Project and Save As totally new Project. That would save all settings, all folder and file structure, and that should include all necessary ‘pieces’ for your new Project to modify.


---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Form Designer won't open

Erm - are you sure Visual Studio .NET allows that Andy? Probably easier just to copy the entire Solution folder, although even that has some minor complications

RE: Form Designer won't open

(OP)
IOW, there should be something somewhere in the project (or solution) that defines the GUI part of that form?
I ran search through the entire solution for that form's name - only these three pieces found...

Regards,

Ilya

RE: Form Designer won't open

Oooops, I thought I saw Save As, but I am wrong… blush

In a simple Project, I see:
Form1.Designer.vb
Form1.resx
Form1.vb 
So I would guess all three are needed for VB.NET to work, but they all have to be mentioned in a .vbproj file


---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Form Designer won't open

(OP)
It's a shot in the dark, but...
Can that be that I started my project as a Console App?

Regards,

Ilya

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