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Posted on 2007-03-24
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First of all it's not really a question. I've already solved the problem by a workarround, but I simply want to know: WHY?!

Why does the following don't show the text on the screen? (simple version of the original code)

I inherit a textbox:

internal class MyTroubleTextBox : System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
{
    private string m_internalSave;
     public override string Text
    {
        get
        {
            return this.m_internalSave;
        }
        set
        {
            this.m_internalSave = value;
            base.Text = value;
        }
    }
}

Afterwards I set a Button on the Form and my inherited Textbox. Everytime the button is pressed I do the
following code:

protected void OnButtonPressed(object sender, System.Eventarg e){
{
    MyTextbox.Text += "C";
}

When you debugg the code step by step every value is set correctly, but no text is shown on the screen...

When you change two lines in the inherited class it works (more or less... one C less than there is infact (of course))

internal class MyTroubleTextBox : System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
{
    private string m_internalSave;
     public override string Text
    {
        get
        {
            return this.m_internalSave;
        }
        set
        {            
            base.Text = value;
            this.m_internalSave = value;
        }
    }
}

I'm using .net 2.0 and VS2005 prof.

Any ideas WHY this happens??????

best regards
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Well, it's not a bug, it's a normal behavior. Let's take it step by step:
1. The Text method of TextBox is not a virtual method. That means it has an implementation. Most probably its implementation comprise of raise some "ReRender" invisible from outside event when the text is changed and the corresponding event handler redraws it or effectively compare the values on set and redraw the text. This is what you've overrided.
2. Override stands for: "Provides a new implementation of a virtual member inherited from a base class."  and "An override method provides a new implementation of a member inherited from a base class. The method overridden by an override declaration is known as the overridden base method." So you basically dropped the old implementation (present in TextBox.Text) and provided a new one. As your implementation has nothing that effectively draws the text, nothing changes.
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correction:  "Text is not an abstract property"
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