|yeah - try to avoid cut and paste coding, it leads to errors. Also, avoid the form designer, that's not programming, and the designer really screws with your aspx HTML, sometimes making it invalid and often making it unreadable.
You should put the custom control into a project and use it from that project in order to eliminate any errors, then try putting it into a dll. That way, you are establishing that it works one step at a time.
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