UserControl behaviour at author-time design-time and run-time

UserControl behaviour at author-time design-time and run-time

Post by SWFuIFRhaX » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 23:13:05


Hi all,

Can a user control be written in such a way that it can behave differently
depending on whether it is being authored, being used on a form in VS2003 and
being used at runtime? If so, how does it tell the difference between these
environments?

I am developing a user control based on the ListView control that will
display a subset of the application event log, given a named event source.

In order to make the control show event log data in design-mode as well as
at run-time, I altered the constructor so that it would populate the ListView.

To avoid unwanted delay, the function that populates the ListView runs in
its own thread. Despite this, there is a significant delay when I switch from
code-view to design-view in a WinfForms app that uses this component, during
development. It takes about 15 seconds to switch views.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this. I am trying to deisgn the control
so that it looks the same at design time as it does at run-time.

Regards,
Ian.
 
 
 

UserControl behaviour at author-time design-time and run-time

Post by Mike McInt » Fri, 22 Oct 2004 01:18:31

You may find this article helpful:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/



--
Mike

Mike McIntyre
Visual Basic MVP
www.getdotnetcode.com