Tip#85: Did you know… You can now do Multiple Selection of controls in your Designer with VS 2008 SP1?

Visual Web developer 2008 SP1 supports multiple selection of controls on your designer using Ctrl+Click.

You can see that the designer:

  • Displays the primary selected control with a white tab. Button3 in the image below.
  • Enable you to set property for the selected controls using Property Grid. Note that the property grid would show you only the properties that are in common for all the selected controls.
  • Enables you to make use of the Align, Make Same Size and Order Menu commands in your Format Menu options.

However VWD 2008 SP1 does not support the ability to drag drop multiple controls and Cut/Copy/Paste of multiple elements.



Reshmi Mangalore

SDET, Visual Web Developer