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AddHandler  "Is not an event of object"

DjJohnny asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi Experts.
I have a form that opens as a control of a panel.
    Private Sub OpenfrmTakeOffSubWalls(ByVal Edited As Boolean)
        Dim SubFrm = New frmTakeOffSubWalls
        With SubFrm
            .TopLevel = False
            .Dock = DockStyle.Fill
            .Anchor = AnchorStyles.Bottom
            .WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized
            AddHandler SubFrm.UpdateTakeOffGrid, AddressOf FillTakeOffGrid

        End With
    End Sub

works well. When I move the  " Dim SubFrm = New frmTakeOffSubWalls" to the top of the form:

Public Class frmTakeOff
     Dim SubFrm = New frmTakeOffSubWalls

I then get an error frmTakeOffSubWalls is not an event of "object"

The reason I moved the declaration to the top is I need to refer to the form later on a click event of the subform.

Thank you

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