Solved

Opening a VB.net with a variable

Posted on 2011-09-14
4
285 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All

I'm trying to make my vb.net project bigger, the next step is to be able to click on a link an open a  form within the program. Eg. customer detail with ID 23547.

How would i go about this? I already have the sub process to open the section within the program but i need the bit to be able to pass a variable in to the program.

Cheers

Matt
0
Comment
Question by:Matb396
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Philip Pinnell
ID: 36535167
You can create a contructor for the second form that accepts a parameter

  public partial class Form2 : Form
  {
    private string strPassedText = "No parm";
    public Form2()
    {
      InitializeComponent();
    }
    public Form2(string strParm)
    {
      InitializeComponent();
      strPassedText = strParm;
    }

    private void Form2_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      this.label1.Text = strPassedText;
    }
  }

Then call it as follows

    private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      Form2 myform2 = new Form2("Hello World");
      myform2.Show();

    }

   
0
 

Author Comment

by:Matb396
ID: 36535193
Im on about a link from an email or something... so one of the empolyees can email the manager say "look at x y z " & Link... so when the link is clicked on the program auto loads up the a part within the program.

I need to know how to pass that variable in to a program?
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Ironhoofs earned 500 total points
ID: 36535234
If you are refering to command line parameters (i.e.: yourprogram.exe myparm) you can find a short tutorial here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa288457%28v=vs.71%29.aspx

0
 

Author Comment

by:Matb396
ID: 36535275
ok that works how do you do something like spotify does, and have a much nice looking link like so

spotify:track:6MMCgZUbWHzjCoU5OgLMni

rather then :

O:\Delelopment\Freatures\CommandLineFeature\CommandLineFeature\bin\Release\CommandLineFeature.exe /CusID233454

So for example

CommandLineFeature:CusID233454


0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an explanation of a simple data model to help parse a JSON feed
Whether you’re a college noob or a soon-to-be pro, these tips are sure to help you in your journey to becoming a programming ninja and stand out from the crowd.
An introduction to basic programming syntax in Java by creating a simple program. Viewers can follow the tutorial as they create their first class in Java. Definitions and explanations about each element are given to help prepare viewers for future …
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now