Form Delegation

I have two Forms. In form1 there are two textBoxes, i'm trying to refrence these two textBoxes in Form2. I'm having problem refrencing them. I need to call these two textBoxes inorder to authenticate users. Both these textBoxes have been made public.
Also i have tabPages in form2,from tabPage2, by a click of a button i'm trying to pen tabPage3, but having problem with this too. This is mainly due to authentication problem. Heres the code:

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                  SqlConnection da = new SqlConnection(
                        @"Data Source= xxxxxx;"+
                        "Initial Catalog = xxxx;" +
                        "Network Library=DBMSSOCN;"+
                        "user id =xx;"+
                        "Password=xxxx");
                  da.Open();
            SqlCommand thisCommand = da.CreateCommand();
                  
                  String sQuery = "SELECT Name, LicenseID FROM License WHERE Name = '"+ Form1.textBox1.Text +"' AND LicenseID = '"+ Form1.textBox2.Text +"'";
                  SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(sQuery, da);
                  SqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                  if(dr.Read()){
                  tabPage3.Show();
                  label3.Text = dr[ "Name" ].ToString();}
                  da.Close();
            }
What do i need to do inorder to solve this scenario.
Thanks,
Les


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lesmydadAsked:
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msdixonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
it's case sensitive, so if you pasted my code, it won't match up to yours. it needs to be:

   public Form2 (string name, string licenseId)
   {
      // set your variable values here
   }
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msdixonCommented:
i would include two string properties in the constructor of the child form. when you open up the form, pass the values of the two text boxes in. saves a lot of trouble. then other forms can also use this child form without difficulty.
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lesmydadAuthor Commented:
How would  go about implementing the string properties constructors, i nneed to pasds the value from the parent form to the child form. I'm mainly having problem referncing the event from form1 to form2.
Any script exeample will be apprechiated.
Thanks
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msdixonCommented:
well, how are you opening form2?

here's some pseudo code...

public class form2
{
   private string _name, _licenseId;
   public form2 (string name, string licenseId)
   {
      _name = name;
      _licenseId = licenseId;
   }
}

now within form1, when you open the second form

form2 frm = new form2(textBox1.Text, textbox2.Text);
// for instance if it's a dialog
frm.ShowDialog();
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lesmydadAuthor Commented:
Hi msdixon,
With the above code i get an errors, firstly
new Form2 i
s not recognised it gives this error: No overload for method 'Form2' takes '2' arguments
and secondly how do i declare the textBoxes at present i,m doing it like Form1.textBox1.Text , but this gives error of referencing problem. As form1. is not recognised.

If i declkare the textBoxes like this "textBox1.Text", then the compiler does not recognise the attribute as there are'nt any textBoxes in form2.

I'm openning my form like this:

this.Visible = false;
                        Form2 frm = new Form2(textBox1.Text, textBox2.Text);
                        frm.ShowDialog();
                        this.Close();

What i'm mainly trying to do, is get the sql command to recognise the valus from textBoxes in form1 into form2.

Thanks,
Les

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msdixonCommented:
you need to modify the constructor in form2 with the code i posted

public class Form2...
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lesmydadAuthor Commented:
Hi msdixon,
Done what u told me to do, modifing the form2 constructor, still no luck. The same old problems turns up as mentioned beodfre Form1.extboxes.Text are not recognised as its not refrenced and the "new" part of new Form2(textBox1.Text, textBox2.Text); throws an error of:

C:\Documents and Settings\encode\Desktop\WindowsApplication5\Form1.cs(178): No overload for method 'Form2' takes '2' arguments

Any other solutions,recommendations.
Thanks
Les
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lesmydadAuthor Commented:
Thanks, this function correctly, but having problem with openning tabPage3. From tabPage2 when clicked on a button tabPage3 should open. Both tabPages are on form2, so no delegation is involved. I could open tabPage2 from tabPage3, but vice-versa does not take place.
Any idea why.
Thanks
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msdixonCommented:
i am interested in the final disposition, i just don't want to write all of his code for him.
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