Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Clicking + dragging in the Design tab on the form doesn't draw a b

Page 1 of 1

10 Replies - 1860 Views - Last Post: 13 June 2008 - 04:21 AM Rate Topic: -----

#1 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Post icon  Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

Is this the way the IDE is supposed to act?

I thought that when you click and drag a small box of selection is supposed to pop up? I can't program without this feature.

Is this standard or just my IDE glitching out? :blink:

Edit: Ok, another thing: If I click and drag any control like a button on my form and try to give it a different position, I can't see it move in real time.

HELP PLEASE!

This post has been edited by papuccino1: 12 June 2008 - 11:11 AM


Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

#2 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:03 PM

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME OUT I NEED MY IDE FOR A HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT. PLEASE!!!
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 Martyr2   User is offline

  • Programming Theoretician
  • member icon

Reputation: 5241
  • View blog
  • Posts: 14,037
  • Joined: 18-April 07

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:36 PM

Well first of all, when you click a control you can't draw it on a form like you could with VB6. So I recommend you trying to click the control in toolbox, then drag the icon from the toolbox to the form and let go. This should put the control on the form.

This will also give it handles on the control which you can use to then click and drag the handles to adjust its size etc. When the control is selected on the form, you can click and drag it to other parts of the form. Now if you don't see the button itself moving in real time, it could be because your computer is having a tough time running the IDE. After all the IDE can consume quite a bit of resources and if your computer is a bit slow it may be slow to react and draw refresh the screen fast enough. You could try also making sure that no other applications are open and taking resources. Even in the background.

If that really annoys you, you can also adjust the position by modifying the top and left properties in the properties window for the control. This will also move the control around.

Without seeing more of what it is doing, I can't really advise you further.

Btw... if you check out any tutorial videos online you are bound to see them doing the drag of controls onto the form and around the form. Just so you see how it is done. Around the 1:04 of the following video shows him dragging a label control and moving it around the form.

visual basic 2008 tutorial where he drags around controls (at 1:04 of the video)


Hope this helps. :)

This post has been edited by Martyr2: 12 June 2008 - 07:41 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:41 PM

But how can my IDE be lagging when I have these specs and no other program running. 2.80GHZ Dual-Core, 1GB RAM, and more than 50Gb hard disk space?

Edit: Yes I know how to use the IDE, I've used it before that's why I found it really frustrating when it's not doing what it used to do not a month ago.

Why can't I see the control move in real-time while I drag it?

This post has been edited by papuccino1: 12 June 2008 - 07:44 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 Martyr2   User is offline

  • Programming Theoretician
  • member icon

Reputation: 5241
  • View blog
  • Posts: 14,037
  • Joined: 18-April 07

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

There are lots of ways that your system can be slowed down with visual studio. Not saying that is the definite cause, but check out the video I attached to my previous post to make sure that you are dragging controls etc like he is.

It could be something as simple as the way you are doing it. :)
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:47 PM

Yes, check at 1:05 in the video you posted he draws the label in the forum and then he DRAGS it to the top left corner. I can't see the label when I'm dragging.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#7 Jayman   User is offline

  • Student of Life
  • member icon

Reputation: 423
  • View blog
  • Posts: 9,532
  • Joined: 26-December 05

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:53 PM

Is this a Windows application or web site(ASP.NET)?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:54 PM

Windows Application of course. :( What can I do guys, is a complete Windows wipe in order.

Start the PC from scratch so to speak?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#9 Martyr2   User is offline

  • Programming Theoretician
  • member icon

Reputation: 5241
  • View blog
  • Posts: 14,037
  • Joined: 18-April 07

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:19 PM

Well you could try reinstalling visual studio. I don't think a clean wipe of your computer is necessarily in order. Very few things require a clean wipe of the computer. This appears not to be one of them.

Can you still see the control after the drag? Like the final position? If so, do that for now to get through your assignment and then you can tackle the drag problem later.

:(
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#10 OliveOyl3471   User is offline

  • Everybody's crazy but me!
  • member icon

Reputation: 135
  • View blog
  • Posts: 6,581
  • Joined: 11-July 07

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:09 PM

View Postpapuccino1, on 12 Jun, 2008 - 09:54 PM, said:

But how can my IDE be lagging when I have these specs and no other program running. 2.80GHZ Dual-Core, 1GB RAM, and more than 50Gb hard disk space?


I don't mean to interrupt here but your problem may be a virus. It could be other things, but if it was running fine a month ago and now it isn't, then I'd run a virus scan. A wipe, or reinstalling the OS is a last resort.

Even if you have lots of memory, your computer can run slowly because other things are taking up resources.

We use Ad Aware, in addition to anti virus software, to keep our computer virus free. I try to run it about once a week.
You can download Ad Aware, here. It's free:
Ad Aware

Have you cleared the cookies and temp files? That might help, especially if it's been a while.

In addition to that, you can use this for getting rid of temporary files:
ATF Cleaner

There are other ways to free up resources, which you may already know about, but these programs may solve your problem.

edit--if you have Norton anti virus, that may be your problem. Norton takes a lot of resources and makes things run slowly sometimes.

This post has been edited by OliveOyl3471: 12 June 2008 - 10:13 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#11 papuccino1   User is offline

  • His name was Robert Paulson.
  • member icon

Reputation: 63
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,121
  • Joined: 02-March 08

Re: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 is glitching out on me, maybe.

Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:21 AM

Thank you for the response guys. I'll run the virus check right now, be right back. :(
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1