I have to admit that this Thursday really surprised me in positive way. Or better, Developer Express guys did it. They just released a service release of their Windows Forms range of products with enabled support for visual inheritance as it was in old days. It is still turned off by default; however, you have an option to enable it by entering a proper registry key (they provide an utility for that, too). Somehow they managed to workaround all the hurdles (regarding VI) that MS introduced in Visual Studio 2005. That makes me very happy as I had tons of problems because VI disappeared in recent month. Great move, DevExpress and I guess MS should follow them.