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  • Hi Guys,

    I am new at visual basic 2017. I can't find any info on how to copy/clone/multiply a panel with a control on it and how to move the copied/cloned panels and their controls inside.


    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:39 PM

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  • Yea when you do Help, Feed Back you see that there are big problems with copy and past

    If it is solved seems to be under consideration.


    • Edited by Cor Ligthert Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:46 PM
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:25 PM
  • Sure you can clone controls but not events and if you take into consideration controls with a ControlCollection, controls that can be loaded e.g. ComboBox, ListBox, DataGridView etc in different ways than the answer is no this is simply not possible without writing a lot of code, getting into Reflection. Even implementing a user control has issues similar to the above.

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:14 PM
  • Are you referring to design-time or run-time in code? If the latter then the below thread made help:

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:21 PM
  • Karen and Paul,

    In past you could do Cut the panel. Past it on a new form and then on the original form, ctrl Z. 

    Everything was copied, even the handle clauses to both forms, with copy the handle clauses disapeared. 

    That could even with C# forms to VB but then of course not the handle clauses. 

    Currently I tried to copy a very simple panel with one button upon it to a form in both ways. Only the button was copied, and the method (not the handle clause). 

    I did not suggest another bug when I discovered it was already loaded with bugs around copy and past.  

    Of course you can do that in code, but you can also put a horse behind a cart and start yourself pulling. 



    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:38 PM
  • Hi Boddah7,

    If you want to copy or clone the panel and contains all control in panel, you can take a look the following example:

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    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:33 AM