Thread: Ownership over a button

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    Registered User BraneMxm's Avatar
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    Ownership over a button


    how do I take ownership ower a button or a textbox that is on another form?

    I take ownership ower a form like this:


    I want the same thing for a button! But how?


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    Buttons are windows too. It should work the same way. Alternatively, try to assign to the Parent property, if it exists.
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    Thanks KONI for that infinitely productive and enlightening response.

    Brane, you want a button from one form moved to another?

    like an example, my ok button from my main form moved to the settings form? or like you have a button inside a panel and you want to move it to the main form instead of being inside that panel?

    so if i have a button named button1 and a panel named panel1

    private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                if (button1.Parent == this)
                    button1.Parent = panel1;
                button1.Parent = this;
    i could assign to button1's click method this function and it will alter the parent.
    Since the parent changes, the "Location" that is assigned to the button is applied towards its parent so if you have your button at 12,12 and your panel at 30,30 you will see a difference when you click the button.

    is this what your looking for? or you want to move the button to a totally different form all together?

    if you want to move it to a new form, you have to have that form created and shown first

    so if i have a button that creates my form and shows it
    private void button3_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                f = new Form2();
    then i have another button that when clicked you can alter the parent like this.

    private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                button2.Parent = f;
    this is all code in my form1 and my class has a member variable called f that is declared like

    Form2 f;
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    Registered User BraneMxm's Avatar
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    Thnks for the response AtomRiot

    It looks like this:

    I have 2 forms. One has an button and an textbox. The other has just one button.

    It doesnt matter how where and wenn the forms are created.

    A click on the button on form2 should make form2 the owner of the button and textBox that are on form1.

    Thank you

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