Disable form input

Posted on 2011-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I want to disable all controls on the form except command buttons

Can you help me in writing a class for this so that I can just call the class with form name
Question by:GRChandrashekar
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jimsweb earned 500 total points
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It think, it is better to have a looping structure than having a separate class. you can loop through all controls in your Form1 in load event and disable it.

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You can also have look at this discussion, in which they make all controls read only.
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foreach(Control ctrl in this.Controls){if(typeof(ctrl)!=CommandButton){ctrl.Enabled=false;

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