Solved

Trouble Creating forms dynamically

Posted on 2003-12-09
6
239 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
I am trying to build a form dynamically.  I have a class that I've created to do the dirty work.  The class accepts a form and attempts to recreate it dynamically.  The class walks through the controls and attempts to recreate them using the System.Reflection namespace.  Everything works great accept for the properties with complex types.  For example, the Alignment property is System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment enumeration type.  How do I convert the value "Top" to the System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment.Top enumerated value?
0
Comment
Question by:nlwelch
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:testn
ID: 9908582
(System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment) enum.Parse(typeof(System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment), "Top")
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:testn
ID: 9908595
But if you use reflection, you might need to get the type first right? Then it might be

Type t = Type.GetType("System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment");
object o =  enum.Parse(t, "Top")  

then you can use reflection setvalue to set value to System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment.Top
 
0
 

Author Comment

by:nlwelch
ID: 9908596
ok - now how do I execute the same statement but with following comments:

(System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment) - this value is retrieved from a configuration file and stored in a string.  How do I create the same typecast using a string?

typeof(System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment) - again, this value is stored in a string.  How do I use typeof with a string variable?

Thanks for your help so far!!!

0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 

Author Comment

by:nlwelch
ID: 9908635
i can't get it to compile - it fails on the enum.Parse.  What am I missing?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:testn
ID: 9909696
oops... sorry

it should be Enum not enum.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
testn earned 500 total points
ID: 9909772
And it should be

Type t = typeof(System.Windows.Forms.Control).Assembly.GetType("System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment");
object x = Enum.Parse(t,"Top");

object x will contain System.Windows.Forms.TabAlignment.Top
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction This article series is supposed to shed some light on the use of IDisposable and objects that inherit from it. In essence, a more apt title for this article would be: using (IDisposable) {}. I’m just not sure how many people would ge…
This article is for Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) beginners. An Interface contains declarations of events, indexers, methods and/or properties. Any class which implements the Interface should provide the concrete implementation for each Inter…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now