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Posted on 2007-03-28
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Hi there,

I wonder if anyone can help, i need to unsubscribe from an event but i don't know the method at runtime.. Probably better if i explain with an example..

myGraphics.Click += new EventHandler(myGraphics_Click); // this is set in a form of some kind..

I then pass around myGraphics to difference forms so i need to reset the .Click event to myGraphics_Click but the problem is that it is still set to myGraphics_click on the original form before it was passed so hence the event fires on both forms :-)

Is there a way i can NULL the click event or something, or iterate through all subscribers to the click event so i can decide how to unsubscribe..

The problem is that i will probably have to unsubscribe the original form when i have arrived in my new form...

Confused? I am :-) .... Any ideas how to do this... really apprecaite any help

thanks in advance

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Question by:ianinspain
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by:AlexNek
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gregoryyoung earned 200 total points
ID: 18810231
Just remember the EventHandler that you added, then remove the same instance.

private EventHandler ClickEventHandler;

when you subscribe ...

ClickEventHandler = new EventHandler(myGraphics_Click);
myGraphics.Clicked += ClickEventHandler;



to unsubscribe ...
myGraphics.Clicked -= ClickEventHandler;


Cheers,

Greg
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by:ianinspain
ID: 18814381
Thanks greg! i sort of have it working...

I had to make the event a static event because when the ovject with the click evetn arrives in another form I don't have a reference to it ... so i technically can't do myGraphics.Clicked -= ClickEventHandler;  or it would try to unsubscribe in the current form whcih i haven't subscribed to yet...  I presume i am correct on this?

Is there anyway i can check the object to see if anything has subscribed.... as i was getting a double event somewhere in my code.... so if i could do

if myGraphics.clicked == OriginalForm.ClickEventHandler
{
// hass been subscribed in original form
// then unsubscribe....

// then subscribe in this form

}
else
{

// jsut subscribe in this form..
}
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by:andrewjb
andrewjb earned 150 total points
ID: 18814445
You can only do those sorts of tests from within the myGraphics class itself. Anything outside the class can only ever do += or -= to an event 'variable'.

How about doing if ( OriginalForm != null ) { ... unsubscribe} rather than checking the handler...

Alternatively, it's perfectly OK to detach events that have never been attached... (it'll just do nothing). So myGraphics.clicked -= OriginalForm.ClickEventHandler is OK even if you never did a += beforehand.
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by:AlexNek
AlexNek earned 150 total points
ID: 18816015
If myGraphics it is your class you can check it inside
if (Clicked != null)
{
.....
}
and create the public function
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by:ianinspain
ID: 18835025
Thanks.. no it isn't the class... but thanks everyone for the input.... i am going to split the points...
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