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status of buttons

Posted on 1999-07-12
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
let's say i have 60 command buttons in a form.
And i would like to save the settings for each one (e.g. caption, backcolor )

how would i be able to do that ?
Question by:cyberp
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ID: 1524097
dim ctrl as control
dim cntrls as new collection
private type buttn
   Caption as string
   Color as string
end type
for each ctrl in me.controls
    If TypeOf ctrl Is CommandButton Then
        buttn1.caption = ctrl.caption
        buttn1.color = ctrl.backcolor
        cntrls.add buttn1
    end if
next ctrl

Depending on where you want to save them .. collection or text file or whatever

Author Comment

ID: 1524098
let's say i wanna do it in a text file.

how i i read and write the settings to the file.
And load it later when the form loads.

Author Comment

ID: 1524099
btw, each buttons may have different settings. Different caption and colors.. so ?

Expert Comment

ID: 1524100
Open "C:\BTNS.TXT" For Output As #1
Dim ctrl As Control
Dim cntrls As New Collection
For Each ctrl In Me.Controls
    If TypeOf ctrl Is CommandButton Then
        Write #1, ctrl.Caption & "," & ctrl.BackColor
    End If
Next ctrl
Close #1

Then to restore:

Dim strcap As String
Dim strbackcolor As String
Dim ary() As String

Open "C:\BTNs.TXT" For Input As #1
For Each ctrl In Me.Controls
    If TypeOf ctrl Is CommandButton Then
        Input #1, strcap
        ary = Split(strcap, ",")
        ctrl.Caption = ary(0)
        ctrl.BackColor = ary(1)
    End If
Next ctrl
Close #1
End Sub


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