Can I change the default modifier from Friend to Private in the Windows Forms designer in VS 2008?
When I develop a Windows Forms app in Visual Studio using C#, every control that I add to my form is by default marked as private, which is what I want.
When using VB.NET, every control is by default marked as Friend (the equivalent of internal in C#), which is not what I want.
Can I just change this default? It seems like surely it's a setting somewhere.
Annoying, isn't it.
What I usually do is when the form is stable, I replace Friend WithEvents to Private then add WithEvents to the controls that have Handles clauses.
Yes, you would think there was a setting, but I never found it.
This was suggested to Microsoft, but they chose not to fix it.
[Sorry, posting this as an answer because I don't have enough points to add comments.]