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Iteratively set properties of command buttons in a Form

Posted on 2006-06-15
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Hi,

I'm trying to iteratively set properties of command buttons on my form using the code shown.  The code compiles, but I get a run time error on the inner For statement with a variable of type Button iterating through the form's controls.  If I try using a variable of type Control, the code doesn't build, because the ForeColor property is not recognized for Controls.

How can I loop through the buttons on my form, setting this property?
(vb.net 2003)

Thanks!

Private Sub EmphasizeButton(ByVal CommandButton as Button)
      Dim intASCValue as Integer
      Dim btn as Button
      For IntASCValue = 65 to 90
            For Each btn in Me.Controls               '***** Run time error here -- Specified Cats is not Valid
                  If btn.ID = "cmd" & Chr(intASCValue) or btn.ID = "cmdAll" Then
                      '*** (ForeColor property is not recognized if btn is declared as type Control)
                      btn.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black
                  End If
            Next
      End If
      CommandButton.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red
End Sub
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Question by:mbizup
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Something like...

Dim ctl As Control
Dim btn As CommandButton

...

    For Each ctl In Me.Controls
        If TypeOf ctl Is CommandButton Then
            Set btn = ctl

            ' do something with "btn"...
            Debug.Print btn.Name
        End If
    Next
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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Just realized you are using VB.Net there...the "CommandButton" threw me off...

    Dim ctl As Control
    Dim btn As Button

    ...

    For Each ctl In Me.Controls
        If TypeOf ctl Is Button Then
            btn = CType(ctl, Button)

            ' do something with "btn"...
            Debug.WriteLine(btn.Name)
        End If
    Next

Note that Me.Controls() only gives you controls directly contained by the Form itself.  If you have nested controls (like in a Panel) then you need a recursive algorithm to hit all the controls on the Form.
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by:mbizup
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Idle_Mind,

Thanks for the code sample.  That did the job beautifully and saved me countless hours.  I'd hit a brick wall on this one.
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