Issue with VS PowerPack Shapes not showing up RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I upgraded to VS2015 which of course does not contain the VS PowerPack so I download this and added in the reference to the ToolBox.  However, when I open my solution that has the rectangle shapes in it (that were developed in VS2010) they do NOT show up on the designer form, but are there when I do the build.  Here is what I know:

    They are listed in the list of controls for the forms

    They are set to visible

    I cannot figure out why you cannot see them during design time?

    Help PLEASE!!!

    Monday, February 1, 2016 11:06 PM


All replies

  • Hi Medic_CEO,

    I suppose that you've simply Not added controls into "Visual Basic Power Packs" in Toolbox.

    Please refer to VisualBasic PowerPack missing from Visual Studio 2013?
    This article is valid in Visual Studio 2015.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:54 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    I apologize for repeating this but I have already completed the steps above prior to posting my issue.  Please see the attached screen shot taken of my Toolbox - 

    Again, the shapes show up when I run the application, but when I am working on a form that has that shape on it, you cannot actually see it, select or click on it.  But you can see it listed in with the other controls, please see second screen shot.


    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:38 AM
  • Hi Medic_CEO,

    firstly, I'm sorry for my poor English. please read my post with patience.

    I've made a new project and checked it.
    With using VB PowerPacks, appearance of RectangleShape is different between in Designer and its execution. I did "BackColor" = PowderBule as you did, but backcolor of RectangleShape is the same as backcolor of the Form1.

    I don't know it's specs of VB PowerPacks, but not good, I think.

    The below: upper is in Designer, lower is the form running.

    Public Class Form1
    	Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    		Me.RectangleShape1.BackgroundImage = My.Resources.DSC_3091
    		Me.RectangleShape1.BackgroundImageLayout = ImageLayout.Zoom
    		' --
    		Me.RectangleShape2.BackgroundImage = My.Resources._021_おじゃる丸
    		Me.RectangleShape2.BackgroundImageLayout = ImageLayout.Zoom
    	End Sub
    End Class

    My Environment (Japanese):
      Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
      Visual Studio 2015 Pro

    Later, I'll try it using the same project, with Windows 7, Visual Studio 2013.


    • Edited by Ashidacchi Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:33 AM
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:23 AM
  • Hi,

    This is my second trial. I've found:
    Property "BackColor" of RectangleShape has no effect both in Design mode and running time.
    "FillColor" and related properties("FillStyle") are effective in Design mode.

    Controls in VB PowerPacks are somewhat difficult for me to use....

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:53 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    Thank you for the reply and I apologize for my delay.  I have yet been able to resolve this, but will continue to find a solution.  

    Many Thanks,


    Friday, February 19, 2016 4:45 PM