Get the Text of Dynamically Created Text Box

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In following code snippet I will be creating a control dynamically on a button click and on another button click I will display the value of the dynamically created control.

For this example, please create a window application and a Panel control and 2 buttons to Form1.

Now add following code in button1’s click event, in this event create a TextBox control dynamically and add that to Panel1

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
//Create a object for Textbox
TextBox txt = new TextBox();
txt.Text = "";
//Assign name
txt.Name = "TextBox10";
txt.Width = 560;
txt.Height = 48;
txt.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(15, 66);
//Add that control to Panel

Once created the control now to retrieve the value of the Dynamically created control, add following code in Button2’s click event

private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
//Find control in the Panel with Name
Control[] ctrls = Panel1.Controls.Find("TextBox10", false);
//Loop through the controls and find the control
for (int i = 0; i < ctrls.Length; i++)
//Create textbox object back from control object
TextBox txtBox = (TextBox)ctrls[0];
//Display its Test

Now we are ready with our code lets build, run and test

Tag : Read the value of Dynamically created Control

Satish Kumar J
Microsoft MVP(ASP.NET)


Guest Author: Rashmi05 Dec 2011

A great article. proved very usefull. it helped to save a lot of my time.Thank you very much.

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