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Posted on 2003-12-08
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When you design a new component in VB.Net, how can the component know by itself (without having to feed a property) on which form the component is hosted?
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Question by:Éric Moreau
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by:arvindb1
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In your component you can say me.Parentform

or in the form where you are hosting it say

ControlName.ParentForm
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by:Azmodan
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A component that inherits from the Control class, has the Parent property that refers to the container.
A component must inherit Control if you want to use Controls.Add method.
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by:Éric Moreau
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I didn't had time to return to this project. Sorry.

My component inherits from System.ComponentModel.Component and is to be hosted into the component tray (at the same place a timer component is hosted). How can I know the form that is hosting this component?

ParentForm is not existing for components.
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by:Éric Moreau
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Anyone has this in VB.Net?
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Éric Moreau earned 0 total points
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I have found my answer (while I was not searching for it): http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=0401091
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