VB.Net Variables

Hi Experts

Form1 uses the following  

Public Overridable Function Save(Optional ByVal trainsaction as IDatatransaction = Nothing) asString
   Do something
   Do Something else
   variable = True
End function

Form2 Uses the following

Private Sub Form2_FormClosing(ByVal sender as System.Object, ByVal e As System.windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles MyBase.FormClosing
    if variable = True then  
       Do stuff
    end if
    if variable = False then  
       More Stuff
    end if
End sub

Is there a way to pass a variable = True if form1 run/Processed  - Public Overridable Function Save
to form 2 so when it closes if can run do stuff if the variable = True or run  More Stuff if variable = False
also where would you declare the variable

Thanks
KevinfeeningAsked:
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
You need to use "Friend" modifier.

will be back with an example shortly.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
Form1 uses the following  

Friend variable As Boolean

Public Overridable Function Save(Optional ByVal trainsaction as IDatatransaction = Nothing) asString
   Do something
   Do Something else
   Form2.variable = True
End function

Form2 Uses the following

Friend variable As Boolean

Private Sub Form2_FormClosing(ByVal sender as System.Object, ByVal e As System.windows.Forms.FormClosingEventArgs) Handles MyBase.FormClosing
    if variable = True then  
       Do stuff
    end if
    if variable = False then  
       More Stuff
    end if
End sub
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KevinfeeningAuthor Commented:
Thanks

But when  I use form2.variable in form1 get error form2 is not declared
I tried dim fm as new form2()
same error
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
It depends on the relation between the 2 forms.

If Form1 is created and showed from somewhere inside Form2, then you can use the variable suggested by eghtebas, but by using a syntax like the following. In order to do so, you should not close Form2 from inside itself. Hide it instead of closing it.

Dim frm as New Form1
...
If frm.variable then
   Do stuff
Else
   Do something else 'You cannot do More Stuff, because the variable can never be True and False at the same time
End if
frm.Close  'This is where Form2 will be closed, after you have retrieved its value.

If it is the reverse, and Form2 is created from inside Form1, then create a constructor that will receive the variable:

In Form2, add the following constructor:

Public Sub New(parameter As Boolean)
   InitializeComponents 'The editor will automatically write that line, do not remove it
  'Here, record the parameter in a variable that you will be able to use in your form
End Sub

When you create Form2 from Form1, do it the following way:

Dim frm As New Form2(variable)
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KevinfeeningAuthor Commented:
the project has been created by a developer above my expertise when a form is displayed all the relevant fields are on the form but the save and cancel buttons are added in the program
When the save button is clicked if calls a BusinesObjectform and executes Public Overridable Function Save(
when you try to add any Dim frm as New Form1, form2 any name you get error
New cannot be used on a class that has been declared mustinherit  

I think I have a problem apart from creating a work file and adding data if the save is clicked and checking the file when closing the second form
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ArkCommented:
Public Class MySharedVars
    Public Shared Variable_1 As Boolean
    Public Shared Variable_2 As String
    Public Shared Variable_3 As Integer
End Class
'Anywhere in your project:
MySharedVars.Variable_1 = True
'Anywhere in your project:
If MySharedVars.Variable_1 = True Then

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KevinfeeningAuthor Commented:
Excellent
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