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Can    ANDALSO be used with   OR


example:      If grpPhysics.Visible = True AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text <> ""    OR   grpTraining.Visible = True AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text <> "" Then
                              SaveTraining()
                  ELSE IF grpPhysics.Visible = True AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text = ""    OR   grpTraining.Visible = True AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text = "" Then
                                InsertTraining()
                 End If

Thanks in advance
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Question by:TimSweet220
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Fernando Soto earned 1200 total points
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Hi TimSweet220;

Yes this syntax should work fine.

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        If grpPhysics.Visible = True AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text <> "" Or _
            grpTraining.Visible = True AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text <> "" Then

           SaveTraining()

        ElseIf grpPhysics.Visible = True AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text = "" Or _
            grpTraining.Visible = True AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text = "" Then

           InsertTraining()

        End If

    End Sub


You can also remove the = True as below code shows because Visible is a Boolean.

        If grpPhysics.Visible AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text <> "" Or _
            grpTraining.Visible AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text <> "" Then

           SaveTraining()

        ElseIf grpPhysics.Visible AndAlso txtPTrainID.Text = "" Or _
            grpTraining.Visible AndAlso txtTrain_ID.Text = "" Then

           InsertTraining()

        End If

Fernando
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by:Joe_Griffith
Joe_Griffith earned 800 total points
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Works fine for me... here's the code I tested with. You can manipulate the trues/falses to see what happens:

    If False AndAlso True Or True AndAlso True Then
      MessageBox.Show("Yes")
    Else
      MessageBox.Show("No")
    End If

However, I don't really see any reason to use AndAlso in this instance, why not just use And? You might also make use of some parenthesis to make it easier to read.
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by:Jeff Certain
ID: 17134233
Just an additional note... if you're going to use AndAlso, why not use OrElse?
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