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Best way to 'search' controls on a panel

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I have a form's tab that displays a table.
In that table, I will have x number of rows.
On each row, I'll have a checkbox, and two combos.  The names of each are very similar but unique to any additional rows.

I now have my code displaying these and functioning the way I want, so it's time to take the data there and drop it into a database.

My problem: determining the best way to get at those controls and the data the contain...
I have two ideas so far, but wanted to know the more efficient route to take.
   Loop through all controls on the panel? (I will have a class-level counter variable to determine how many rows)
   Setup a 'hidden' control that would hold the primary name (that all 3 controls in a row are based off of)
   Or, some other ingenious method? :^)
   
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Question by:sirbounty
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This is the approach I have taken so far, and it seems adequate, so I'm just looking for confirmation from those more versed in .Net that I'm using the right approach...
If I can get the checkbox name, then I will have the two combo's names.
For Each ctl As Control In tlpAppts.Controls

  If TypeOf (ctl) Is CheckBox Then

  

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Jaime Olivares earned 250 total points
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The code snippet you posted is correct and the usual solution, but notice some controls are inside other controls. By example your panel can contain a GroupControl that contains many controls. In that case you will need an extra nested For..Each loop.
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In this case, it's just the run-time created table.  Besides the checkbox and combos, I'll have two buttons, and that'll be it.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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To extend my comment:
For Each ctl As Control In tlpAppts.Controls

        If TypeOf (ctl) Is GroupBox Then

              For Each ctl1 As Control In ctl.Controls

                     If TypeOf (ctl1) Is CheckBx Then

                       ' call function to process control

                     End If

              End For

        End If

End For

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Then the code snippet you posted is OK
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Easy 250 for you then mate.
Thanx again for the help! :^)
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