Control Pseudo-object

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Control Pseudo-object


While thinBasic allows you to define and manipulate controls via procedural commands, it also introduces the concept of the Control Pseudo-objects.


These entities behave like objects (have methods and properties), allow processing of events and make the whole process of control manipulation much easier, than the low level Win32 route:


myButton.X = 10

myButton.Y = 10

myButton.Text = "Open"


How do you create control pseudo-object variable?


They are created for you in the following cases:

oDIALOG NEW created dialog from #RESOURCE (then control pseudo-objects named as the controls in the resource for given dialog are created)

oControl Add ... has NAME parameter specified (then control pseudo-object named as NAME specifies is created for given control)