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Excel Add-in VB.net add text to a TextBox from ribbon

Posted on 2012-04-05
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Hi

I used this article to open and close a Custom Task Pane
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb608590.aspx

but I also need to insert a value into a TextBox on the same Custom Task Pane
from the ribbon. How would I make this TextBox available to the project?
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Question by:Murray Brown
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by:Miguel Oz
ID: 37817841
The textbox is added as a private field to the user control, you can either add a public property or a get method to your user control.
e.g.  textBox1 is your target textBox
Public ReadOnly Property MyTextBox() As TextBox
    Get
        Return textBox1
    End Get
End Property

and then on your ribbon code use taskPaneControl1.MyTextBox to access it.
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by:Murray Brown
ID: 37818578
Hi. I did that and also used the following code to make the TaskPane available but
  Globals.ThisAddIn.Where_TaskPane. does not give access to the textBox1

Public ReadOnly Property Where_TaskPane() As Microsoft.Office.Tools.CustomTaskPane
        Get
            Return taskPaneValue
        End Get
    End Property
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Miguel Oz earned 2000 total points
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By ribbon code, I mean ThisAddIn.vb.

If you want to access the textbox outside the ribbon code, you need to add this codein your ribbon code:
Public ReadOnly Property MyTaskPaneControl As TaskPaneControl
        Get
            Return taskPaneControl1
        End Get
    End Property
Then you can write:
Globals.ThisAddIn.MyTaskPaneControl.MyTextBox.
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by:Murray Brown
ID: 37821698
Fantastic. That worked! Thanks very much
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