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Getting at a value

Posted on 2006-03-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
I want to get at a value in an instantiation of a class.

Im using Visual Studio 2005

When in debug mode I hover over the variable oControl and it says

oControl {DefaultControlsPlugin.Contols.ElementLabelControl}

then I hit the + beside that and it shows me certain values


However the value I want is under

And I click on + again and its in there as _sText

When I go to the HTML visualizer for this value it says


But how do I print this out in my code?

I can do

myvalue = oControl.ToString();

but that sets myvalue to be


Question by:paulwhelan
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Carl Tawn earned 400 total points
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You probably can't access it directly because, judging by the name, it is either private or protected. You could probably get to it using reflection, but that is a bit more complex.

Have you tried accessing the value using something like:

    string s = ((DefaultControlsPlugin.Controls.ElementLabelControl)(oControl))._sText

Author Comment

ID: 16323100
nice one - that worked!

Any ideas why? =)

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by:Carl Tawn
ID: 16323172
Well.... _sText must be public. So by using:


You are casting oControl to the correct type, before trying to access the _sText member

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