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None of the issues you're describing really still exist now in the majority of those kinds of tools, though.

Keep in mind it was usually always the case you could set widget sizes (or do anything else you wanted) "in code", also.

It's not as though you were ever forced to always use the visual designer for absolutely everything.

In general, there are no significant differences whatsoever between the way something like React actually works and the way something like WinForms works.

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