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Is there a way to change the border color of a control such as a label, textbox, picturebox or the buttons inside a toolbar with code and could someone give a good working example?
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by:bramsquad
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i asked this question a while ago.

there is a link in the question to this page

http://www.syncfusion.com/FAQ/WinForms/FAQ_c41c.asp#q609q

i did not try it, but it looks promsing

what i did go with was placing it inside a panel, it takes a little time to make sure the borders are the exact size you want them to be, but it definately saves on coding, and you still can move your controls around by dragging the panel

here is the link to my question

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_21030890.html 

~b
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Private Sub form1_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, _
            ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) Handles MyBase.Paint
        Dim g As Graphics = e.Graphics
        Dim pen As New Pen(Color.Red, 2.0)
        For Each ctr As Control In Me.Controls
            If TypeOf ctr Is TextBox Then
                g.DrawRectangle(pen, New _
                Rectangle(ctr.Location, ctr.Size))
            End If
        Next
        pen.Dispose()
    End Sub
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by:teamdad
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iboutchkine,

I like your code too but it puts a wavy blue line under ctr in the line For Each ctr As Control In Me.Controls and says "Name 'ctr' is not declared.
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by:iboutchkine
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sorry forgot to declare it

dim ctr as object
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sorry screwed up again. Here is the final version

Private Sub form1_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, _
            ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) Handles MyBase.Paint

        Dim ctr As Control
        Dim g As Graphics = e.Graphics
        Dim pen As New Pen(Color.Red, 2.0)

        For Each ctr In Me.Controls
            If TypeOf ctr Is TextBox Then
                g.DrawRectangle(pen, New _
                Rectangle(ctr.Location, ctr.Size))
            End If
        Next
        pen.Dispose()
    End Sub
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by:teamdad
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Would there be a way to use this with my form when the mouse enters over a picturebox I want the label border to change colors and when the mouse leaves the picturebox the label border goes away.

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by:iboutchkine
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Not that I know of
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by:iboutchkine
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Also you can put 2 labels on top of each other with different border color and then on mouse enter/leave event hide on eand show another
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