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TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

In VB6 and earlier versions it was possible to have arrays of Textboxes, e.g TextBox(0); TextBox(1) etc
which simplified the display of data from arrays or read from a file.
In Visual Basic.Net this feature doesn't seem to be available and I was wondering if there was any equivalent
way to do the same task without resorting to very extensive coding?

RE: TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

Well, there is something like that, but a little different smile

Let's say you have 2 option buttons (called here Radio Buttons): radAll and radCoRt (this is from my app, option 'All' and option 'County and Route') and you want to 'treat' them as an array (in CheckedChanged event):


Private Sub RadioButtons_CheckedChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, _ 
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
    Handles radCoRt.CheckedChanged, radAll.CheckedChanged

If CType(sender, RadioButton).Checked = False Then Exit Sub

Me.Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor

Select Case CType(sender, RadioButton).Name
    Case radAll.Name
    Case radCoRt.Name
End Select

Me.Cursor = Cursors.Default

End Sub 

The BLUE part of the code may be whatever you want, it is just a name of the procedure. The RED part is what creates an 'array' (not really) of the controls.

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RE: TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

It's still possible to have an array of not just textboxes, but any type of control. Just define the array as the type of the control, like so:

Dim TextBoxes() As TextBox

You can define the size of the array at creation:

Dim TextBoxes(5) As TextBox

Or you can use ReDim and ReDim Preserve to resize the array as needed at runtime.

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RE: TextBox Arrays in Visual Basic.Net

> Just define the array as the type of the control

That's not quite the same thing. An array of controls is not a control array (the latter being what the OP is asking about)

>this feature doesn't seem to be available

Sadly not. There was talk some years ago that Microsoft would bring the feature to VB.NET, but it never happened.

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