No you can't.
Or can you?
No, you can't.
Just ran into this bug in my code:
I was getting an annoying StackOverflow, but it was hard to figure out why because the debugger was not willing to show me the originating code - just the recurring call to the Parent property.
Once I used a "Hit Count" breakpoint and found the code where the call came from, it became much easier:
// Save/Download button. m_openDownloadButton = new Button(); m_openDownloadButton. Controls.Add(m_openDownloadButton); m_openDownloadButton.Text = "Open/Download";
At some point I added a line containing "m_openDownloadButton." and did not complete whatever it was I wanted to write there. The code compiles fine, but tries to add a control as its own child, causing the SO.