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Transferring a variable to a form

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I have a variable that is declared at execution. I need to get that variable into my form so I can access it. The variable I need is commandData. I cannot declare it public because the value is set at execution. Is there a way to pass a variable to a form? the only thing I can find is from one form to another. Here is the code:

 Public Function Execute(ByVal commandData As Autodesk.Revit.UI.ExternalCommandData, ByRef message As String, ByVal elements As Autodesk.Revit.DB.ElementSet) As Autodesk.Revit.UI.Result Implements Autodesk.Revit.UI.IExternalCommand.Execute
        Dim fm1 As New ContentBrowser()
        Dim components = New Container()
        Dim resources As New ResourceManager(GetType(ContentBrowser))
        Dim tabControl1 As New TabControl()
        Dim tabPage1 As New TabPage()
        Dim myImages As New ImageList(components)
        ' Construct the ImageList.
        Dim ImageList1 = New ImageList
        fm1.Show()
    End Function
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Question by:mgsell
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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Sure you can...but your form needs a place to store it!

So you could either:
(1) Override the constructor so the value is received when you create a new instance of the form.
(2) Add a public member (or a private with a public property wrapper).

In either case, you need to add a variable of type Autodesk.Revit.UI.ExternalCommandData to the form:

    Public Class ContentBrowser

        Public CommandData As Autodesk.Revit.UI.ExternalCommandData

    End Class

Simple example of #2:

    Dim fm1 As New ContentBrowser()
    fm1.CommandData = commandData
    ...
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by:mgsell
ID: 34146010
That worked perfectly!
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