I want to develop an IDE using .NET (VB.NET or C#) for which I need to create the form and controls at runtime...
that can fire events. I can create the controls, but how do I create a form that responds to events at runtime? Can I do it in .NET or do I have to do it in VC++? If you want to attach at runtime some handlers to specific events fired from the controls, you have to use reflection. First, you get a reference to the EventInfo object for the event you want to "catch":
System.Windows.Forms.ListBox myListBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox(); EventInfo ei = typeof(System.Windows.Forms.ListBox).GetEvent ("SelectedIndexChanged");
Next, you can use the AddHandler to attach the method you want to it, provided the signatures match, of course:
ei.AddEventHandler(myListBox, new EventHandler(OnSelectedIndexChanged));
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