User Controls Vs Custom Controls RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm currently using VS 2005 and designing Winforms. We have a need to develop new controls. During this tenure, we are stuck which control to design, either "User Controls" or "Custom Controls"

    What do you suggest? and specific reason for that?

    In other words, which is the best option between User & Custom Controls?

    Any light on this aspect will be highly appreciated.


    Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:24 AM


  • The difference is in the design.

    User control can bo design with drag 'n drop
    Custom control must be all coded

    In windows form there's not a big difference but in asp.net if you want to distribute a user control, you also need to distribute the ascx not juste the dll

    Thursday, September 22, 2005 6:15 PM