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Creating Color Dialog

Posted on 2008-06-16
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I'm new to VB programming, and am watching the Teir 1 tutorial provided by Microsoft (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/bb308891.aspx). I'm trying to make a button which opens a color dialog box and changes the background color of the window based off the color chosen in the dialog box. Unfortunately, even coding it exactly the way it is in the tutorial, I get debug errors.

My Errors:

Error      1      Name 'ColorDialog1' is not declared.      C:\Users\mangin\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\WindowsApplication2\WindowsApplication2\Form1.vb      3      9      WindowsApplication2

Error      2      Name 'ColorDialog1' is not declared.      C:\Users\mangin\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\WindowsApplication2\WindowsApplication2\Form1.vb      4      24      WindowsApplication2


I don't understand how the girl in the tutorial has no problems with this exact coding. Any suggestion helps.
Public Class Form1
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ColorDialog1.ShowDialog()
        Me.BackColor = ColorDialog1.Color
    End Sub
End Class

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Question by:Chris-Manginelli
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ororiole earned 125 total points
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Y0u need to declare ColorDialog1. Under line 1 put
Dim ColorDialog1 As New ColorDialog()
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Or you can add a ColorDialog onto your form (instead of declaring one locally...but either way is fine!).  It's in the section of the ToolBox labled "Dialogs":

ColorDialog.jpg
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by:Chris-Manginelli
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Thank you both!
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