Help with... weirdness opening designer
Since this seems to be the only decent community on the Net that actually answers questions, and answers them lucidly, accurately and quickly... I have another challenge for y'all.
I have a class, CIDUserControl, subclassed from System.Web.UI.UserControl. I recently rolled its functionality into another class I was working on called CID_WebUserControl, which exists in a completely separate solution/project. The CID_WebUserControl allows for the use of some custom controls I wrote.
Here is the weirdness... I have a page, let's call it CIDInfo.ascx, which WAS subclassed from CIDUserControl, but then migrated beneath CID_WebUserControl. I had to do some bug fixing on the prior version (the current version is the migration to the new framework that includes CID_WebUserControl), and in order to do so, I needed to revert to the version of CIDInfo.ascx that subclassed CIDUserControl. This is where it gets interesting...
If I try to open the designer on the old CIDInfo.ascx (subclassed from CIDUserControl), I get the following error in a dialog box:
"The file could not be loaded into the Web Forms designer. Please correct the following error and then try loading it again:
Make sure all of the classes used in the page are built or referenced in the project."
Clicking the help button shows possible problems with a SRC attribute of the @Control directive. I do not have a SRC attribute so it isn't that. It also says something about problems with the Codebehind attribute where the referenced class is not available, which it is. Or:
The class in the referenced file is inherited from a base class that is not referenced in the project. Normally, the class for your Web Forms page is inherited from the System.Web.UI.Page class, but if you are working with a user control or a Web Forms page for another platform, such as a mobile device, the base class might be different. CIDUserControl is part of the project I am working on.
The class in the referenced file inherits from a base class in the project that has not been compiled. CIDUserControl is part of the project I am compiling, so that shouldn't be it.
The last thing in the help is an issue with the Inherits attribute, but it is ignored if there is a Codebehind, so that shouldn't be it either.
What is even weirder is if I change the superclass of CIDInfo.ascx to CID_WebUserControl everything works just fine, even though there is nothing in CIDInfo.ascx that references ANYTHING in CID_WebUserControl.
I apologize for the innate difficulty in articulating this whole thing... I feel like I just told an entire story using nothing but pronouns.
If anyone can shed some light on this, I would be GREATLY appreciative. Let me know if I can post any other info to help find a solution.
I have had peculiar issues with user controls as well . I have come across this issue when if the user control codebehind is changed, mostly changes to event handlers and compiled i have seen errors similar to the ones u mentioned , not all the ones u mentioned, I remove the Register directive and then go to design, come back to HTML put the directive back and compile it seems fine, I know i havent answered ur question , but I am guessing this one of those many weirdos of the VS.Net environment
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