control arrays...

Is it simply not possible to create these in .Net like in vb6?
Is there no benefit to doing so any longer?
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi sirbounty;

Visual Basic .Net no longer support the control array.

"Is it simply not possible to create these in .Net like in vb6?"

You can create an array of controls and access all the controls in that array with an index. For example:

   Dim btnArray(2) As Button
   btnArray(0) = Botton1
   btnArray(1) = Botton2
   btnArray(2) = Botton3

Then to use them you do something like this:

   For i As Integer = 0 To 2
       btnArray(i).Enabled = True
   Next

In .Net you can do the following over the above way.

   For ctl As Control In Form1.Controls
       If ctl.GetType.Name = "Button" Then
           Dim btn As Button = CType(ctl, Button)
           btn.Enabled = True
      End If
   Next

Fernando

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