retrieving control information from form

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boyddt_co
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retrieving control information from form

Post by boyddt_co » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:47 pm

I have a very simple test form that I'm working with and I'm trying to pull the type of controls that are on the form. This is just me playing around with no specific results that I'm get.

I have a function that cycles through the controls pulls the type and then to IF statements. The only way I can get the function to work is to call if from the $frm_test_load function. If I try to call it from another point in the script its as though the form doesn't exist.

The code below doesn't work.
Any ideas
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$frm_test_Load={
	#TODO: Initialize Form Controls here
	$Label2.Text = $frm_test.Controls.Count

}

function ClearAll()
{
	foreach($control in $frm_test.controls)
	{
		Write-Host $control.gettype().name
		if ($control.gettype().name -eq 'richtextbox')
		{
			$control.enabled = $false
		}
		elseif($control.gettype().name -eq 'button')
		{
			$control.visible = $false
			$frm_test.Controls['statusbar1'].Text = "working..."
		}
		$textstring = $textstring + $control.gettype().name + "`n"
	}
	$Label2.Text = $textstring
}
	ClearAll
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retrieving control information from form

Post by SAPIEN Support Forums » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:47 pm

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Re: retrieving control information from form

Post by jvierra » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:11 pm

You can normally execute code only in an event in a form. Once the form is displayed only event code is active. This is by design.

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Re: retrieving control information from form

Post by boyddt_co » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:44 pm

Makes sense...

Thanx

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