Yesterday’s tip talked about how you can drag and drop code from within the General Toolbox.  Today, we’re going to talk about doing the same thing with controls.  Obviously, you can use the mouse to drag and drop to a new tab, and even do a Ctrl+Drag to do a copy to a new tab.  But, did you know you can use the keyboard to achieve the same?

Do the classic Ctrl+C to copy any toolbox control, and do the classic Ctrl+V to paste into the desired tab location.

Toolbox General Tab showing both code and a control

Note how the above image illustrates having both Code and a Button control within the General tab.  Also note that i have "Show All" enabled to show the disabled code (since i took this screenshot with the designer being active.)

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