C#, Windows Form - While debugging, what is "owner" in the given context?

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System.Windows.Forms.CheckedListBox.ObjectCollection oc = new CheckedListBox.ObjectCollection(checkedListBoxLinesToProcess);


//********************* this line will not compile because "owner" is not known, yet it shows up in the Watch when debugging
int d = ((((System.Windows.Forms.ListBox)(((System.Windows.Forms.CheckedListBox.ObjectCollection)(oc)).owner))).Items).Count;

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it seems that someone assumed that the owner property was set for a control. owner parent child are all possible designations.
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Okay.

But what are they?  What is "owner" "parent" and "child" ?  Are they controls?

Am I doing this correctly?

for (int x = 0; x < checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items.Count; x++)
            {
                elb = new EnhancedCheckedListBox();
                elb.message = checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items[x].Text;  //what is the correct cast?
                elb.indexValue = checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items[x].SelectedIndex; //what is the correct cast?
                elb.mk = MoveKind.None;
                elb.ischecked = checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.GetItemChecked(checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items[x].SelectedIndex); //what is the correct cast?
                eclb.Add(elb);
            }

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What is it that you are trying to accomplish?  Right now, we do not have enough to go on.  You speak of casting but what is the object you are using to store in the checked listbox objectcollection?  This is what you will need to cast to depending upon how you fill your checked listbox objectcollection.

-saige-
Tom KnowltonWeb developer

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I think I figured it out.

It was not a casting problem it was a using the correct methods problem:

for (int x = 0; x < checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items.Count; x++)
            {
                elb = new EnhancedCheckedListBox();
                elb.message = checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.Items[x].ToString();
                elb.indexValue = x;
                elb.mk = MoveKind.None;
                elb.ischecked = checkedListBoxLinesToProcess.GetItemChecked(x);
                eclb.Add(elb);
            }

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Thank you both.

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