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Add Specific Text with IDs to ComboBox

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I have a tabcontrol where each tabpages tag holds an id number and the text of the tabpage holds the name of the item.
ie.
TabPage 0
Text = Heat 1
Tag = 2

Text = Heat 2
Tag = 3

I now need to take the text and tag from each tab and load into a combobox.
Being a .Net newbi and since it's not coming from a datasource, I am not sure of the best way to fill this.

Please provide an example and not a link.  Clicking on links crashes my ie.
Thanks
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Question by:Sheritlw
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by:JackOfPH
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'Copy and paste this code in your form...

Private Class MyItems
Private _text as string = string.empty
Private  _ID as Integer = -1

  Public Property Text() As String
        Get
            Return _Text
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _Text = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Property ID() As Integer
        Get
            Return _ID
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _ID = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
        Return _Text
    End Function

End Class


For Each ctrl As TabPage In TabControl1.TabPages

DIm MyItem as new MyItems

MyItem.text = Tabpage.Text
MyItem.Id =  ctype(Tabpage.tag,integer)

Combobox1.Item.Add(MyItem)
           
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by:Sheritlw
ID: 24301528
That works great, but since value member isn't used how do I get what item ID is selected?
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by:JackOfPH
ID: 24301622
Try this one...

If not Combobox1.SelectedItem is nothing then
   msgbox(ctype(Combobox1.SelectedItem,MyItems).ID)
End If
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by:Sheritlw
ID: 24301695
The comboboxes are on a dialog form that I fill from the main form.  The main form has the class code you gave me before.
How would I declare myitems in the dialog form, since it won't be new?
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JackOfPH earned 500 total points
ID: 24301748
Okey Here is a revision,

Create a new Class named MyItems, then copy and paste this code in the class.

Public Class MyItems
Private _text as string = string.empty
Private  _ID as Integer = -1

  Public Property Text() As String
        Get
            Return _Text
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _Text = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Property ID() As Integer
        Get
            Return _ID
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _ID = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
        Return _Text
    End Function

End Class

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by:JackOfPH
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Additionaly, delete this code in your main form...

Private Class MyItems
Private _text as string = string.empty
Private  _ID as Integer = -1

  Public Property Text() As String
        Get
            Return _Text
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _Text = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Property ID() As Integer
        Get
            Return _ID
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            _ID = value
        End Set
    End Property

 Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
        Return _Text
    End Function

End Class
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by:JackOfPH
ID: 24301780
Then After doing all these things...

You can retrieve it like this in your dialog form.

If not Combobox1.SelectedItem is nothing then
   msgbox(ctype(Combobox1.SelectedItem,MyItems).ID)
End If
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by:Sheritlw
ID: 24301991
Thank you very much.
That works great!
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