Select Case statement for selected tab page

Posted on 2014-02-20
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Last Modified: 2014-02-20
How can i make a case statement out of this for 4 tab pages?

If TabControl1.SelectedTab Is TabPage1 Then
     ' Do something
End If

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Question by:Basicfarmer
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 1000 total points
ID: 39875802
Select Case True
  Case TabControl1.SelectedTab Is TabPage1
    'Do something
  Case TabControl1.SelectedTab Is TabPage2
    'Do something else

End Select
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by:Mike Tomlinson
Mike Tomlinson earned 1000 total points
ID: 39875803
You'd use SelectedIndex instead like this:
        Select Case TabControl1.SelectedIndex
            Case 0 ' TabPage1

            Case 1 ' TabPage2

            Case 2 ' TabPage3

            Case 3 ' TabPage4

        End Select

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ID: 39875823
Mike's solution works, but mine has at least one advantage.

If you ever rename the TabPage, or move it in the TabControl, it will still work without modification.

I think that when you need to identify a Control, it is always better to go for the Control itself instead of using one of its properties. Properties can change value. An object is always itself.
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Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 39875826
True.  I've always hated the "Select Case True" construct, though.  If I was going to use the control names themselves, then I'd go for an "If...Else If...Else If...Then" construct as I think it's more readable.  That's definitely a personal preference type thing though.  =)

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ID: 39875869
Thanks guys, both of your solutions work. I prefer James's solution for the reasons he stated.

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