Visual Studio VB.NET WinForm Default Value in textbox field on Form

I am trying to auto fill a few Text boxes on a WinForm.  The code I have is putting the correct value in the text boxes, but they are not passing through to the database.  If I manually put a value in those same fields, deleting the auto fill value, the new value is saved to the database field.

Is there something wrong in my code, or is the textchanged event the wrong place to put the auto fill?  Maybe a page_load?  if so how would i do it.  

Completely changing my code for auto fill would be fine too.  

Thanks.  

 Public Sub New()

        ' This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
        InitializeComponent()

        ' Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call.
        Me.Controls.Add(PrintButton)

        'default for cab card No.
        ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Tag = "164"
        ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Text = CStr(ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Tag)

        'default for SemiLbTare
        SemiLbTareTextBox.Tag = "0"
        SemiLbTareTextBox.Text = CStr(SemiLbTareTextBox.Tag)

        'default for PullLbTare
        PullLbTareTextBox.Tag = "0"
        PullLbTareTextBox.Text = CStr(PullLbTareTextBox.Tag)



  'second part of ConagraTextbox
    Private Sub ConAgraTruckCoTextBox_TextChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.TextChanged
        If String.IsNullOrEmpty(ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Text) Then
            ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Text = CStr(ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.Tag)
            ConAgraTruckCoTextBox.SelectAll()
        End If
    End Sub

    'default SemiLbTare

    Private Sub SemiLbTareTextBox_Form_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles SemiLbTareTextBox.TextChanged
        If String.IsNullOrEmpty(SemiLbTareTextBox.Text) Then
            SemiLbTareTextBox.Text = CStr(SemiLbTareTextBox.Tag)
            SemiLbTareTextBox.SelectAll()
        End If
    End Sub

    'default PullLbTare

    Private Sub PullLbTareTextBox_TextChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles PullLbTareTextBox.TextChanged
        If String.IsNullOrEmpty(PullLbTareTextBox.Text) Then
            PullLbTareTextBox.Text = CStr(PullLbTareTextBox.Tag)
            PullLbTareTextBox.SelectAll()
        End If
    End Sub

    'default SemiCert

    Private Sub SemiCertTextBox_TextChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles SemiCertTextBox.TextChanged
        If String.IsNullOrEmpty(SemiCertTextBox.Text) Then
            SemiCertTextBox.Text = CStr(SemiCertTextBox.Tag)
            SemiCertTextBox.SelectAll()
        End If
    End Sub
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BuggyCoderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Remove all textchanged events and validate your textboxes on submit button.
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rtayIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
This worked if I tabbed through the textbox in the form.  Any ideas to put the values in without a tab through?
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Are these textboxes bound? Try calling the WriteValue on the binding after you update the textbox programmatically

SemiCertTextBox.DataBindings(0).WriteValue()

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.binding.writevalue.aspx
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rtayIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
thank you.
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