Aw, sorry for using C#-terminology; it's called "Overridable" in VB.NET.
We have several programs with multiple forms that we need to do this on.
Can you please give concrete examples?
Take an empty form, and modify it like below;
' This call is required by the designer.
' Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call.
Next, change your existing form to Inherit from the BaseForm like below;
PublicClass Form1 : Inherits BaseForm
This would give you a method that's called when the form is constructed (just like InitializeComponents), and give you the option to override it's implementation for a specific form;
I wonder why you wouldn't just call your customized initialization from within the Load event in your source code for each Windows Form. Doing so, you don't have to touch the Windows Form Designer generated code file (*.Designer.vb).