Bug in VWD 2008 Express?


T

Terry Olsen

Trying to create a web site in VWD 2008 Express, i've run into a really
annoying bug/feature.

I'm creating a page that has 4 panels with a datagrid and some links inside
each panel. Only one panel is visible at a time selectable by links at the
top of the page. Several times while building the page, it moves my
components around. I don't notice anything wrong until I try to debug the
page. The page comes up wrong in IE, so I go back into the designer and look
and a datagrid has been moved out of its panel and placed inside a "div"
block in a different panel. So I "cut" the grid and it disappears (the "div"
block is left). I go into the panel that it's supposed to be in and "paste".
It pastes the entire "div" block that I cut it from and everything else that
was in it. So now the datagrid is still inside a "div" block and now I have
duplicate items of everything else that was in the other panel. If I try to
delete the duplicate items, it deletes the entire "div" block and everything
inside it, including the datagrid. Extremely frustrating.

It happened another time that it moved a command button from the bottom of
the page up to the top between a couple of LinkButtons. That one let me
cut/paste it back to it's correct location, but the datagrid is turning out
to be impossible. I don't want to delete it and re-create it because i'd
have to configure all the columns again.

Has anyone else had similar annoyances with the designer in VWD 2008
Express? Or am I being stupid and someone can tell me what i'm doing to mess
myself up?
 
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rowe_newsgroups

Trying to create a web site in VWD 2008 Express, i've run into a really
annoying bug/feature.

I'm creating a page that has 4 panels with a datagrid and some links inside
each panel. Only one panel is visible at a time selectable by links at the
top of the page. Several times while building the page, it moves my
components around. I don't notice anything wrong until I try to debug the
page. The page comes up wrong in IE, so I go back into the designer and look
and a datagrid has been moved out of its panel and placed inside a "div"
block in a different panel. So I "cut" the grid and it disappears (the "div"
block is left). I go into the panel that it's supposed to be in and "paste".
It pastes the entire "div" block that I cut it from and everything else that
was in it. So now the datagrid is still inside a "div" block and now I have
duplicate items of everything else that was in the other panel. If I try to
delete the duplicate items, it deletes the entire "div" block and everything
inside it, including the datagrid. Extremely frustrating.

It happened another time that it moved a command button from the bottom of
the page up to the top between a couple of LinkButtons. That one let me
cut/paste it back to it's correct location, but the datagrid is turning out
to be impossible. I don't want to delete it and re-create it because i'd
have to configure all the columns again.

Has anyone else had similar annoyances with the designer in VWD 2008
Express? Or am I being stupid and someone can tell me what i'm doing to mess
myself up?
I had this same trouble with VS 2008 Beta 2. As a matter of fact, I
refuse to use the designer for anything I don't absolutely need to
(such as created and binding DataSources). I haven't seen a bug fix
report on this yet - but I am awaiting one so I can get back to
business as normal. If you find a fix please post it here for myself
and others to see, as I'm sure others have had this problem too.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
 

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