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Generic base class for WinForm UserControl

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application

I have the same question as this gentleman does here , I will just copy and paste it here since he is articulating the issue better than I can.

I created a generic base class for a WinForm UserControl

public partial class BaseUserControl<T> : UserControl
    public virtual void MyMethod<T>()
        // some base stuff here

And a UserControl based on that:

public partial class MyControl : BaseUserControl<SomeClass>
    public override void MyMethod<SomeClass>()
        // some specific stuff here

It works fine, but MyControl cannot be edited in the VisualStudio Designer, because it says it cannot load the base class. I tried to define another class BaseUserControl, non generic, hoping it would load it, but the trick doesn't seem to work.

I already have a workaround: define an interface, IMyInterface<T>, and then create m

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