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How to hide a user control in vs2005

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This article describes how to hide a user control in vs2005
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Introduction

In VS 2003, when you added a web user control to a web form it appeared as an 
"box" in design view.  This makes it easy to manage multiple user controls in one page.

In VS 2005, when you add a web user control to a web form, it appears as designed.

Problem

The problem is that it does not let you scroll through the rest of the other components on the form that are not part of the user control.

Solution

The solution is the wrap your user controls in the form around a placeholder.  This will make the control not display in the form.  Here is an example of hiding a control called UsercontrolTEST1 with a placerholder called PlaceHolder1:


<asp:PlaceHolder ID="PlaceHolder1" runat="server">
            <uc1:usercontrolTEST ID="UsercontrolTEST1" runat="server" />
</asp:PlaceHolder>

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