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How to dynamically set a VB.NET control's class?

I am trying to dynamically set a class (not the style attribute, the class) on a VB.NET control whenever the user selects an item from a dropdown. The dropdown has a list of class names in it, and I want to show the user what the effect of that class is by setting another control's class to that selected class. I am unable to set the CssClass of the target control because that attribute is read-only.

Is there a way to dynamically set a control's CLASS by responding to a dropdown list change?

thanks experts!
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
have yo looked into reflection

Hiran DesaiSolution ArchitectCommented:
I don't know where you find that CssClass is readonly...as

With your question i have cross checked my knowledge with MSDN at Webcontrol.CssClass

If still in case doesn't work then you can do it by

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Let me know if this doesn't works
rascalAuthor Commented:
Thanks ItWorked,
When I attempted to set the CssClass property, the tooltip presented by Visual Studio displayed that it was read only, and Visual Studio underlined the statement, but I'll give it a try and also try the control.Attributes.add("class","classname") approach and let you know.
rascalAuthor Commented:
Thanks ItWorked, the control.Attributes.add("class","classname") worked.

I also tried the CssClass version but that still didn't work. Below is the element I was trying to dynamically add the CssClass to:

<aside id="ctlSampleText" class="<%=sSelectedScheme%>" runat="server" ClientIDMode="Static">
          This is sample text. <a href="javascript:void(0)">This is a sample link</a>
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