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CheckState with checkbox how do i save the forms state(im reading/checking this from another form)

Posted on 2004-10-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-24
i have:
If (EMail_Options.Welcome_Msg.CheckState.Checked) Then

i found when i goto the form its on i check the box then close the form it disapers

how do i svae this state??

aka Pern
Question by:Johnny
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Accepted Solution

ihenry earned 750 total points
ID: 12394583
The most easier is using session variable and set AutoPostback of the CheckState checkbox to true.

      Sub Check_Clicked(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
         ' Store the checked state to session variable
         Session("CheckState") = EMail_Options.Welcome_Msg.CheckState.Checked
      End Sub

And in another form, get the state from session like the following

      If Not IsNothing( Session("CheckState") ) Then
         Dim isChecked = CType( Session("CheckState"), Boolean )
      End If
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ID: 12394592
Forgot to mention,
The Check_Clicked event is triggered when the checkbox is clicked.
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ID: 12394609

Another things..my suggestion won't work if you're working on Windows Form... forgot to ask, my mistake..
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ID: 12394646

Ok, if you're working on Windows Form

Declare one public shared variable in the form that contains the checkbox,

    Public Shared IsChecked As Boolean = False

And handle checked_changed event of the checkbox,

    Private Sub CheckBox1_CheckedChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles CheckBox1.CheckedChanged
        IsChecked = CheckBox1.Checked
    End Sub

And in another form, you can easily retrieve value from the variable

    Private Sub Form2_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim b As Boolean = Form1.IsChecked
    End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 12395867
its on a windows form

its not working right. when i come back after ckloseing the form(its on an options tab [form1) its not checked..

how do i keep it the vlast value it is...

and then read it from your example [form2]

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Assisted Solution

flavo earned 750 total points
ID: 12396620
maybe something like

Main Form

Dim frm as new myOtherForm

If frm.dialogresult = dialogresult.oK then
  me.myCheckbox.checkedstate = true 'cant remeber the acutall property sorry
  me.myCheckbox.checkedstate = false 'same goes here
end if

Other form

Say you have a button Close, then on the clic kevent use something like

If me.checkBox = true then
  Me.dialogresult = dialogresult.oK
  Me.dialogresult = dialogresult.cancel
end if

Not sure if this will work, but seems ok to me..

NOTE: i dont have VS on me at the moment, so please mind the air code...



Author Comment

ID: 12397158
i figured it out...i saved the state to the registry and read it each time the form is opened this way i can check it in other areas as well...

im splitting the points as you both tryed to answer and i dont feel like asking for my points back...

heres how i did it for those who wish to know


thx for the help as always
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Expert Comment

ID: 12397178
just thought of something

create a new module


private bCheck as boolean

public property chk() as boolean

   reutrn bCheck
end get
set(byVal value as boolean)
    bCheck = value
end set

end property

and use myModule.chk to pass the value around...  This is how i do my Connextion strings after getting it from a encrypted string in the app.config

Anthoer idea, which i think is cleaner than registry..


Author Comment

ID: 12402421
my problem is i am checking it from alot of other areas... and doing more then just the one check...

and i found i have to be on that form (the one that assigns the values) to have it work..if i save the values its a one time write and meny read type of thing...saving the values i can read the next time the forms open...

so the registery solution works really well...

thx for still trying...

aka Pern

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