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Knowing what buttons was clicked in a particulat function in C#

Posted on 2008-06-16
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Hello,

I have a single function that will do a similar thing many times, but I need it to depend on the particular button that was pressed. I have 16 buttons, and their click event all goes to this single function. Is there a way for the function to know what button was pressed, and information about the button such as (most importantly) the text that is displayed.

I want to avoid having a function for each button that then calls the function that I want specifying what button is called (for example, theStandardFunction("button12");).

Using Visual C# Express.

Thanks.
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Question by:dh-s
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You can use the sender parameter which will be a reference to the button that called the method.

For instance:
((Button)sender).Text will give you the text of the button that was pressed.
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by:alb66
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You should use the Name property to identify the control via its ID. The Text property may not be unique.

Control oCtrl = (Control)sender;
switch ( oCtrl.Name )
{
   ... do something
}
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by:naspinski
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i think what alb66 meant was
Button clicked = (Button)sender;
string clickedID = clicked.ID; //ID instead of name
 
//or, all in one
string clickedID = ((Button)sender).ID;

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Thanks, they were all a great help!
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