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Need a reference to the Extender object

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This should be easy for a VB person, but I'm not.  I'm a FoxPro person using VB for creating an activex control.  I am going through the VB example for creating an ActiveX control.  In the 'Saving the ShapeLabel Control's Property Values" exampel, the user puts the code "Caption = Extender.Name" in the WriteProperties method. When I try this, I have no intellisense and control doesn't work at the conclusion of the example.  What's up?
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What's up is something called late binding.

Since the Extender is object depends on where the control appears at (its) run-time, there is no way for the design mode to know who the container is.  As such, the extender object is a generic object reference which doesn't know the container's exposed properties and methods, so the Intellisense cannot show it.

One way to get around that in the design mode is to use a valid container reference to get the intellisense, then later change the reference to "Extender."  Also, make sure to include error-trapping since it's possible that the container may change (since it's user-controlled, not designer controlled) and may eventually end up in a container that does not support the Extender property/method you're referencing.
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