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How to determine which toolstrip item/button was pressed in VB

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There is a very simple answer to this, but I can't remember...

In the Toolstrip1_ItemClicked event, what code is used to determine which item/button was pressed?

My code will execute like this in the ItemClicked event to handle all toolstrip clicks (is this the best place to put it?):

Dim item as ? = ToolStrip1.?
Select Case item
    Case "New"
        AddRecord
End Select

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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / Consultant
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Why not have one event handler per Item/button?  That is the usual way in my experience.
Sheryl LandisSoftware Engineer

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Because I am running routines depending on which TabControl tab is selected.  The ToolStrip handles all the form's data entry/reporting operations.  I would have to repeat code in each event handler otherwise.
Sheryl LandisSoftware Engineer

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I think this is what I'm looking for:

Dim item As String = e.ClickedItem.ToString

Any other ideas?
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / Consultant
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>>Because I am running routines depending on which TabControl tab is selected.
But then you need code to determine which button was pressed and which bit of code needs to be run.

>> I would have to repeat code in each event handler otherwise.
No.  Have a common subroutine that is called from the appropriate handlers.

Anyway.  Dim item As String = e.ClickedItem.ToString
That should be OK to determine the button/item being clicked.
Sheryl LandisSoftware Engineer

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Your code is very helpful:  Dim btn As ToolStripButton = CType(sender, ToolStripButton)

This is the code I ended up using:

 Private Sub ToolStrip1_ItemClicked(sender As Object, e As ToolStripItemClickedEventArgs) Handles ToolStrip1.ItemClicked
        RunThis(e.ClickedItem.ToString)  
 End Sub

Private Sub RunThis(menuItem As String)
        Dim s As String = tabControl.TabPages(tabControl.SelectedIndex).Name
        Select Case s
             Case "Names"
                 Select Case menuItem
                     Case "Add"
                         bIsNew = True
                         etc.........                        
               
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