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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Default Sum Textbox Values

I have approximately 15 textboxes that I want to sum together.

I have tried textbox1.Text + Textbox2.Text but this just concatenates the numbers together.

I can get this to work by creating mulitple variables of type integer and then setting each textbox value as a seperate variable and then adding the variables together but this seems excessive.
 
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You need to cast the .Text value to an integer. There's nothing excessive about that. That's what you get with a strongly typed language.

Maybe to make it a bit easier to write and run, you could add all the textboxes to a generic list:

   List<TextBox> lstTextBoxes = new List<TextBox>();
   lstTextBoxes.Add(textBox1);
   ...

then loop thru the list to add everything up:

   int intTotal = 0;
   for(int i = 0; i < lstTextBoxes.Count; i++){
      intTotal += int.Parse(lstTextBoxes[i].Text);
   }

Of course, you'll want to catch formatting errors and such.

-Peter





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