can i create a picturebox from an array?

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    Question can i create a picturebox from an array?

    i want to set an image to a picturebox via a file as follows:

    name of the picture , picturebox name, x , y , pos x, pos y

    the loading of the textfile works great and all. but i cant seem to create a picturebox with the name of the one specified in the textfile... so how can i do that?

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    You could if the name in the textfile didn't contain any of the characters prohibited in an identifier. What name are you trying to use?
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    the names pictureBox1 pictureBox2 3 4... etc etc...

    i've made this piece of code:

    Code:
                if (MyImage != null)
                {
                    MyImage.Dispose();
                }
                PictureBox[] pictureBox = new PictureBox[5];
                pictureBox[pic] = new PictureBox();
                pictureBox[pic].Name = pictureboxes[pic];
                MyImage = new Bitmap(file);
                pictureBox[pic].Location = new Point(locx, locy);
                pictureBox[pic].ClientSize = new Size(xsize, ysize);
                pictureBox[pic].Image = (Image)MyImage;
                pic++;
    but it gives me nothing, the pictureboxes remain empty.

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    Make sure you're adding the picturebox its container's controls list:

    Assuming this is in your main form's code file:
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    this.Controls.Add(pictureBox[pic]);
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    I would recommend using List<> in System.Collections.Generic instead of the array. This would remove the hard-coded [5] in your code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualAce View Post
    I would recommend using List<> in System.Collections.Generic instead of the array. This would remove the hard-coded [5] in your code.
    Seems like unnecessary overhead if he knows there's ever only going to be 5 PictureBoxes. Why would you recommend using a List<> instead?
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    ah, actually i was trying to make a little puzzle game with it. now that i understand XNA a bit, im using sprites with indeed a list<>. anyway... thanks for all the help.

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