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control name as text

Posted on 2004-10-10
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i know this is farily easy, but i dont know what to search for

im wanting to control a bunch of different controls, and i dont want to use a control array...what i want to do is pass the text which will be the name

so something along the lines of

"text1".Text

thanks

~b
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Question by:bramsquad
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Éric Moreau earned 125 total points
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You can use something like this:
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Dim objTB As TextBox

        objTB = FindControl("TextBox1")
        If Not (objTB Is Nothing) Then
            objTB.Text = "Surpise!"
        Else
            MessageBox.Show("Control not found!")
        End If
    End Sub

    Function FindControl(ByVal pName As String) As Control
        For Each x As Control In Me.Controls
            If x.Name.ToUpper = pName.ToUpper Then
                Return x
            End If
        Next
    End Function
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by:Hans Langer
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Maybe this way,

Dim oControl As Control
   For Each oControl In Me.Controls
     If oControl.Name = "TextBox1" Then
        Exit For
     End If
Next

' oControl is the control that you searching
MsgBox(oControl.Text)
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by:Hans Langer
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Sorry, That was concurrency :D
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