Change layout in Visual Studio 2005

  • 11 years ago
    in order to freely move the controls in visual studio 2005 (web app) i have to right clik the control and change the style property- layout to relative.

    This is very irritating as i have to do with every control.

    Is there a way that i can change this option once so that any control can be dragged and positioned anywhere


  • 11 years ago

    Go to tools > options then the html editor node in the tree. You can set the option you want there.

    I personally don't like the html produced by VS in this mode - I think it's better to use a xhtml & css layout.



  • 11 years ago
    I think you can use skin file. Add App_Themes folder to your project and then add a theme folder and also create a SkinFile and write your style like bellow:

    <asp:GridView runat="server" CellPadding="4" ForeColor="#333333" GridLines="None">
    <FooterStyle BackColor="#507CD1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" />
    <RowStyle BackColor="#EFF3FB" />
    <EditRowStyle BackColor="#2461BF" />
    <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="#D1DDF1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="#333333" />
    <PagerStyle BackColor="#2461BF" ForeColor="White" HorizontalAlign="Center" />
    <HeaderStyle BackColor="#507CD1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" HorizontalAlign="Right" />
    <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="White" />

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