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Design time support

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Excellent project. It can become quite a blast if you work out design time support for the VS IDE. In the code project article it is stated (quote): "As the fluid controls are not window controls, there is no visual designer available. But since the target is Windows Mobile, you wouldn't create too sophistic UIs, and so the code to define the controls is not that complicated."
 
I have to disagree on that one. Having visual aid while developing will improve the RAD abilities and the overall developer experience. Also, the target is Windows Mobile - but through visualstudio. Therefor, I would like to propose adding designtime support as a highly requested feature. Meaning:
  • Drag & drop from toolbox
  • IDE support for setting properties, anchoring/docking etc.
  • Settings collections ("lists") at design time

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