Dataset Designer Rearranging my layout


  • I created a new dataset in Visual Studio 2015, added tables, columns, relationships etc. and set up the layout the way that I wanted it to appear on screen (basically just making it readable).  I save the project and then reopen it a day or so later and Visual Studio has <KINDLY> rearranged all my tables.  Is there a way to turn this behavior off.  I had most tables arranged so that I could easily see them on screen and see all the columns in each table.  Very annoying behavior.  I've searched for a solution, but can seem to find anything. 

    I've never had this problem in previous version of Visual Studio.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:08 PM


  • Hi Matt_hew,

    According to your description, I add a DataSet in my project and then add tables with columns and relationships. Then layout them to let them readable by myself.

    After I close my Visual Studio and open it immediately, the layout is not changed which is the same with I closing Visual Studio. But if I close it for a while and then reopen it, the layout is change by Visual Studio.

    And I have check all settings in Visual Studio 2015, I don't find such settings for this feature. So I'm afraid that we could not close this feature at present.

    I find there are other communities who also found this feature in Visual Studio 2015 and they have submit this issue to User Voice. Please vote this feedback and add your comments for it. I think the product team will treat this issue seriously.

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    Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:12 AM