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Old November 28th, 2003, 05:51 AM
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I'm creating a modified textbox as a user control, this part all works quite nicley now. When I add this control to the main project to use as you would any other control, and go to use it's methods, like usercontrol1.gotfocus or usercontrol1.textchanged nothing happens these methods are not being executed is this normall behaviour?

How do I enable these methods to work within the application, it wouldn't make sense to use the methods of the user control because the application could require links to a database or other objects that the user control wouldn't no about or have a reference to.

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When you have a control on a user control you need to expose it if you want to access its properties. You have a couple options:
1. Make the control public
2. Create a public property to serve as a accessor to the control
3. Create specific properties on the user control that access the specific properties of the form controls you need access to. (For example, the text value of a given text box. If you only need to access that, then create a public property for just that and not the whole textbox.)

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Hi Peter

Thanks for the reply, but the issue I'm having is when using the user control in an application (EXE) not within the user control(DLL), I have found by using a component class an inheriting the control gives me all default properties without any coding, all I need to do is code for the properties I want to add saves reinventing the wheel.

My Problem:
When you add a user control to an application (EXE) and try to use the methods of the user control within the application. Let's say I put code into the gotfocus event, this event is not fired at all when the application runs. How do I get this event to fire?


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