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Posted on 2007-04-02
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When making a button in VB.Net in visual studio 2005, how do I make the button so that the active button (button that is currently tabbed to) has a different background color than the rest of the buttons?
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Question by:dprundle
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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have you tried changing the .backcolor property in the gotfocus event.
i would remember the original color in private variable so you can set it back
in the lostfocus event.

good luck

greg
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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To "wire up" all the buttons on a Form:

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        WireUpButtons(Me)
    End Sub

    Private Sub WireUpButtons(ByVal container As Control)
        For Each ctl As Control In container.Controls
            If TypeOf ctl Is Button Then
                AddHandler ctl.GotFocus, AddressOf Button_GotFocus
                AddHandler ctl.LostFocus, AddressOf Button_LostFocus
            ElseIf ctl.HasChildren Then
                WireUpButtons(ctl)
            End If
        Next
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button_GotFocus(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        sender.BackColor = Color.Green
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button_LostFocus(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        sender.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control
    End Sub

End Class
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Thanks Idle, you're amazing as always.
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