Visual Studio Communit 2022, controls in designview

Olaf Jørgensen 0 Reputation points

Hello, i am not sure if this is the right forum to ask, but here i go. Its about Visual Studio Design View i have previous VSC 2019 (few years ago) trying to learn C# but i do feel there are something different with VSC 2022 for example in the design View when i place a controller and i want to write some text after it, the text is written above or under it.
look at the files 1, 2 and 31.png2.png3.png

I am following a Udemy course where he is using 2017, there it works as i remember it from 2019.

Also when i push enter on the design view i get a <br>, i want to add a shortcut for paragraph, so when i push shift + enter i get a new paragraph.

I asked google bing about all of this but it dident understand or it just didnt work.

It told me to make a new shortcut Edit.InsertNewParagraph, but it would't let me assign it in VSC.

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 29,351 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Olaf Jørgensen,

    Thanks for your reply.

    For the first issue, you may check this option, in Visual Studio 2022, Tools > Options > Web Forms Designer > CSS Styling > change positioning to absolute for controls added using Toolbox, paste or drag and drop.

    If this option is checked, when you drag and drop a new control from Toolbox to Designer, the control can be dragged and moved again which means you may see a control(text) above/under another control(text). If you uncheck that option, when you drag and drop a new control to Designer, their position will change to absolute.

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    For the second issue, based on my test, if you push Enter on the design view but in/between, for example, <div></div> you will get a <br />. If you push Enter in <body></body> but not in sub elements, you may get <p>   </p>.

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    You may try to focus the cursor out of the sub elements and push Enter to get a new paragraph.

    BTW, Edit.InsertNewParagraph is not an existing command(shortcut) in VS 2022 for assigning. You can check the available commands in Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard.

    Feel free contact us.

    Best Regards,


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