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Dot Net Perls
Button. When a user clicks on a button, something happens. This is key to the design of many programs. In Windows Forms, we have access to the handy Button control.
Shows a button
Getting started. Please open a new Windows Forms project based on the VB.NET language. Next, locate the Toolbox panel and drag the Button icon to your form.
Code example. Next, double-click on the button in the designer view. Visual Studio will generate a Button1_Click event handler. We can add some VB.NET code here.
Detail We use the Enabled property on the Button. If the variable "x" is less than 10, the button remains enabled.
Tip When the button is clicked, the Button1_Click event handler is executed. The title of the Window is changed to equal the click count.
Shows a button
Public Class Form1 Dim x As Integer Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click ' Increment local variable and change window title. x += 1 Me.Text = x.ToString() ' If number is less than 10, it is still enabled. ' ... At 10, disable the button. Button1.Enabled = x < 10 End Sub End Class
Expressions. This program shows how to use expressions to control interface elements. The Enabled property is assigned True or False based on an expression.
And It is true when the variable "x" is less than 10. So the button remains enabled.
But When the "x" reaches 10, the button is disabled. Enabled is set to false.
Tip Using expressions eliminates the need to use if-statements. Often, this simplifies programs and makes them easier to understand.
A summary. The Click event handler is often used with Buttons. And the Enabled property, available on most Windows Forms controls, is also useful.
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