By-passing compile time object exists check
Posted on 2006-11-23
Hey guys, hope someone can help me fairly urgently. I am writng code that will be re-used in various differing applications and basically I want whoever ends up developing software to be able to decide which information to have on their form.
I am simplyfying things by creating some code we can reuse, in this code I am making it write to an object on the form (a series of text boxes) of which some may not exist. I want to be able to skip the VB code-checking facility so that I can compile and run the code and just have an error checker that supresses when data is sent to an object that doesn't exist.
So, to re-word that a bit, I have say 20 pieces of data, when i call a function from my class file I want it to take a reference, look through an object I have already created, locate the record and attempt to write the data to 20 text boxes, whether the developer has put them on the form or not. If they don't appear on the form then I want the code to siply go to the next piece in the record and attempt to move that to a text box.
We all know VB throws a strop and says that if text1 doesn't exist on form1 it wont compile...I wanna supress this and then write code that supresses it at run-time.
Hope soemone can help!
PS: I can't change my object that I access the data out of or the way I do that, i can just access it for read or write and I want to do the middle add-in between a form calling one of a small set of methods and the actual code writting out and in upto a hundred pieces of data per record (and some other data manipulation)
Oh, and if someone could tell me what the 'return' line is in code (i.e., insert 'new line' in a string' that would really rock too!)