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StatusStrip message in VB.NET 2008

Posted on 2009-05-19
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This is driving me crazy!  I cannot get my statusstrip/statuslabel to show any text.  I have put the control on the form, created the status label with the text property set to ready, and hit F5 and nothin'.  What the hell am I missing here?

Thanks,
Cheese
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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It's working fine for me...can you explain more what you're doing?

Public Class Form1
 
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ToolStripStatusLabel1.Text = "Hello World!"
    End Sub
 
End Class

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by:cheesebugah
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Sure, I added the statusstrip to a form that has some other controls on it, created the status label and gave it the text property of Ready.  I created a sub routine shown here:

'  sets status message
   Public Sub statusMessage(ByVal strMessage As String)

      Debug.WriteLine(strMessage)
      staMessage.Text = strMessage
      Me.Refresh()

   End Sub ' statusMessage

Under the form load event I have this:

statusMessage("Ready")

Now, I have this same setup in a previous program and it works beautifully throughout the program.  I do not know why upon form load, I get nothing being displayed.  It's almost like its disabled or something.  I even tried enabling it before statusMessage("Ready"), but nothin'.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 250 total points
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Check the Visible() Property of "staMessage".  It might be false...allowing it only to be seen on the form at design-time.  Other than that I'm not sure...try creating a new project and see if the problem persists.  That would at least tell us if the problem is isolated to that particular project.
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by:cheesebugah
ID: 24425804
Idle_Mind,

Yeah, I already checked that.  The default is "Visible."  It's really weird, if I just say staMessage.text = "Ready" I still get nothing.  I swear there's something we're missing here.

Thanks,
Cheese
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by:cheesebugah
ID: 24425846
Idle_Mind,

Okay, I created a new project and bam, it works like a charm.  So, I deleted the one off of the current project and recreated it and bam it works like a charm.  Bizarre!  Anyway, thanks for the advice.  Good luck to you pal.

Thaanks,
Cheese
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Glad you got it fixed!  =)

(Unfortunately, Visual Studio isn't a perfect product...sometimes forms/projects get "corrupt")
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