?
Solved

Control Visibility

Posted on 2008-10-17
5
Medium Priority
?
1,139 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have a form with two groups of controls.  On form load group2.visible = false, once the user clicks a button I have group1.visible=false and group2.visible=true.

Well the group1 controls disappear, but group2 controls do not reappear.  What am I doing wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:MichelleLacy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:DigitalSnorkle
ID: 22741993
Can't answer that without seeing the code.
0
 

Author Comment

by:MichelleLacy
ID: 22742080
I hope this helps.
 private void Form4_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.BindComboBox();
            this.buildExpressionTable();
            dgvListAnn.Visible = false;
            groupBox6.Visible = false;
        }
 
.....
 
private void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (expressionBuilder.Rows.Count > 0)
            {
                this.getList();
                groupBox5.Visible = false;
                groupBox6.Visible = true;
                dgvListAnn.Visible = true;
                this.retrieveData();
                this.BindComboBox2();
            }
            else
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Expression Table is empty. Please add your query.");
            }
            
        }

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:MichelleLacy
ID: 22742836
I stepped through the debug process and noticed that the app was not chaning the visibility back to true.  Does it have to do with its status in the form.  Once the form is loaded it is set not to be visible, does the form need to be re-loaded?  will I lose the data in the arrays if the form is reloaded?
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
angus_young_acdc earned 2000 total points
ID: 22755856
No you shouldn't have to re-load the form, when your code does the check that the are 1 or more rows does it definately hit these:
              this.getList();
                groupBox5.Visible = false;
                groupBox6.Visible = true;

If so it would seem that somewhere in your code you are constantly stating groupBox6.Visible = false;
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MichelleLacy
ID: 31507832
you are correct.  I found the problem.  To save space on the form, I put controls on top of each other and thought if I hid and unhid I could get around using another form.  But the controls are always hidden beneath another control.  So I used a tabcontrol container in the form.  thanks.
0

Featured Post

Stack Overflow Podcast - Frustrating Miracles

In this podcast, Stack Overflow interviewed Linux Academy CEO/Founder, Anthony James, and got his developer story!

"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams."  - Donovan Bailey

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to install Selenium IDE and loops for quick automated testing. Get Selenium IDE from http://seleniumhq.org Go to that link and select download selenium in the right hand column That will then direct you to their download page. From that p…
Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.
The viewer will learn how to use and create keystrokes in Netbeans IDE 8.0 for Windows.
Suggested Courses

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question