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877 Aug 27,2002 08:41 PM Aug 28,2002 05:14 PM Windows Forms 2
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Administrator [Syncfusion]
Asked On August 27, 2002 08:41 PM

I have a main menu with one menu item named Customer. How do I add a "check" beside the Customer menu item once the user clicks the Customer item and the Customer form opens. Once the user closes the Customer form, i want the check beside the menu item to disappear. I tried adding this code in the Customer_Load: dim frmMain as new frmMain() frmMain.MainMenu.MenuItems(0).checked = true but it doesn't work.

Clay Burch [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 28, 2002 04:24 AM

Here you are creating a *new* frmMain. You want to get the one that already exists. Assuming that the parent class of this customer form is derived from Form, you might try this code. dim f as Form = Me.Parent f.MainMenu.MenuItems(0).checked = true

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 28, 2002 05:14 PM

thanks. i will try that. i'm really confused with the *new* instantiation of objects!! because if i don't use the *new* keyword to declare my object, i get an error. How do i pass a reference of form1 to form2 without creating a *new* form1 in form2?

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