Visual Studio | Adding an Additional Form is Inherited Instead of Blank? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    After creating a C# Windows Form Desktop Application and getting it working good I decided to add an additional blank form for the help file. When adding the new blank form it always inheritance from the original form, or at least it looks like it does. Created a new project and all the new forms that are created are blank so it looks to be something with my project for some reason. Been trying to figure this out for too long and need help, any suggestions?

    PS: Added this question on StackOverflow and immediately was downvoted and closed with a bunch of nasty comments.  Delete my account there and came here.  Hopefully this place is more friendly.

    PS2: I had a couple of nice screenshots showing what has happened but cannot add them on here:

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    Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:31 PM

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  • Take a look at the class that defines the form and see what is written in the inheritance. I'd expect something like this:

    pubic class Form1 : Form

    Then, click on the parent class ("Form") and press F12 to "Go to definition", and see where it leads you. My suspicion is that you may have defined in your project a form that is named "Form". This overwrites the "Form" in the Windows Forms DLLs (which is the blank one), and therefore your Form1 does not appear blank, but rather inherits from that form that you called Form.

    • Proposed as answer by BonnieBMVP Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:59 PM
    Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:37 PM
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