Using the designer

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by davelew1s, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. davelew1s

    davelew1s Active Member Licensed User

    Hi!
    I am using the designer to layout all the controls, but the problem is most of them are covered up so to select them is not easy without moving all the top ones, then trying to get them back again, if I use the 'next' button I can step through to the control I want, but can't see it. Is there any way to bring controls to the front work on them and then send them back?
    Thanks Dave.
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    If you are using the desktop IDE you can select the controls you want (with a selection box or by holding the Ctrl key and selecting the controls), right click on one of the controls and choose Bring to front / Send to back.
    On the device you can only Bring to front one control at a time.
     
  3. davelew1s

    davelew1s Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks for the quick reply Erel I've tried this ,it 'sort of works' If I use the 'next' button until the control I want is shown in the name box press ctrl then next the name is blanked out, click on any control showing, this is highlighted in yellow, then 'bring to front' it acts on the next control not the one I want.Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?
    Dave.
     
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    This is what I like to do when I build a form with many controls:
    Use several panels to group the controls (according to your application logic).
    At runtime hide and show the panels using the Visible property, and set their location using Top / Left properties.
    You can also change the screen size (Designer - Tools) so you will have more work space.
     
  5. BPak

    BPak Active Member Licensed User

    When I was creating the Flat Bet program which is in the "Share your Creations" area, I used a lot of Panels and found the best way to work in the Designer was to set the Screen Size (Tool Menu) to set the Width to 500.
    This allowed me to Select and Drag each Panel to the right until the one I need to work on remained.

    After finishing I just dragged the Panels back and reset the Screen Size Width to "Default"
     
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