Home > .NET > Events and Properties for Composite Custom Controls in C# Builder Events and Properties for Composite Custom Controls in C# Builder Eugenia Loli 2004-04-20 .NET 6 Comments This article describes how to build a composite custom control with Borland C# Builder for MS .NET. However, once the control is built, you can use it in any other IDE, such as Visual Studio .NET. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 6 Comments 2004-04-20 11:36 pm I appreciate the pointer as I’m in the minority of folks who don’t use VS.Net for .Net development. 2004-04-21 12:24 am Back to sesame street for you: MonoDevelop, SharpDevelop, Eclipse w/ C# plugin, VS, Borland And JEdit is little more than a well-featured text editor… 2004-04-21 1:52 am Sheesh… I wish we could have just one .NET article that the trolls don’t feel the need to comment on, but I guess that’s never going to happen. Here’s the real deal – I desperately WANT TO LIKE one of the Java IDEs! I’d love it if Sun actually put some effort into making an IDE that sucked less than NetBeans. I love it if the Eclipse team would build One-IDE-To-Rule-Them-All that doesn’t take a rocket scientist to use. Whether or not you like Microsoft, it’s hard to deny that they always do a phenomenal job of attracting developers (DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!). For all the negatives espoused by the vendor lock-in zealots, the fact is I really enjoy the fact that the Visual Studio .NET IDE integrates with everything I need, and I’m not satisfied with anything less anymore. VS.NET allows me to program in any .NET enabled language (which includes C#, VB.NET, C#, PERL, Python, XSLT, and even COBOL), it allows me to manage my database SQL scripts, it has a built in GUI builder, it integrates seamlessly with Visual Source Safe, and it handles all the web technologies you could ever hope for (XML, HTML, CSS, and ASP.NET). I’ve never found a Java IDE that allowed me to do all that out of the box (Java, GUI builder, JSP, XML, HTML, CSS, etc.) and I’ve looked for one (for personal, not professional use). I’ve heard all there is to hear about the “evils of Microsoft”, but when push comes to shove my choice of tools at work is about getting the job done right, fast, and well – not about someone else’s ideology. A lot of these ideologies that don’t even pan out anyway (Write Once, Run Anywhere for one), so can we just agree to disagree and leave it at that? I suppose if we didn’t have Java, then I wouldn’t have C# which learned from all of Java’s mistakes as well as its good aspects – and without C#, Java wouldn’t be getting revamped with enums, generics, and the like in 1.5. It’s good to see that Borland’s C# builder integrates well with VS.NET… but then again, I think it’d have to. 2004-04-21 1:53 am That should have been C++, not C# twice. 2004-04-21 11:52 am I need only one but USEABLE development environment. IMHO VS.NET is one of the best IDE/RAD tool what ever I seen. But you can develop .NET application with C# Builder, Sharp/MonoDevelop, editpadpro, kate/kedit, or notepad.exe 🙂 2004-04-21 5:17 pm JBuilder is a fairly nice Java IDE. But not as good as Visual Studio, I don’t think anything is anymore.