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DataStorage: Store settings type-safe

, 8 Aug 2012
Shows how to use the DataStorage classes to generate type-safe settings classes.
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using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace pdfforge.DataStorageGenerator
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Summary description for InputBox.
    ///
    public class InputBoxDialog : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    {

        #region Windows Contols and Constructor

        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblPrompt;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnOK;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button button1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox txtInput;
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        ///
        private System.ComponentModel.Container components = null;

        public InputBoxDialog()
        {
            //
            // Required for Windows Form Designer support
            //
            InitializeComponent();

            //
            // TODO: Add any constructor code after InitializeComponent call
            //
        }

        #endregion

        #region Dispose

        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        ///
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing)
            {
                if (components != null)
                {
                    components.Dispose();
                }
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        #endregion

        #region Windows Form Designer generated code
        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        ///
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.lblPrompt = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.btnOK = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.txtInput = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // lblPrompt
            // 
            this.lblPrompt.Anchor = ((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles)((((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Bottom)
                            | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Left)
                            | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right)));
            this.lblPrompt.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control;
            this.lblPrompt.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(12, 9);
            this.lblPrompt.Name = "lblPrompt";
            this.lblPrompt.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(302, 82);
            this.lblPrompt.TabIndex = 3;
            // 
            // btnOK
            // 
            this.btnOK.DialogResult = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK;
            this.btnOK.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(326, 24);
            this.btnOK.Name = "btnOK";
            this.btnOK.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(64, 24);
            this.btnOK.TabIndex = 1;
            this.btnOK.Text = "&OK";
            this.btnOK.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnOK_Click);
            // 
            // button1
            // 
            this.button1.DialogResult = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.Cancel;
            this.button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(326, 56);
            this.button1.Name = "button1";
            this.button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(64, 24);
            this.button1.TabIndex = 2;
            this.button1.Text = "&Cancel";
            this.button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.button1_Click);
            // 
            // txtInput
            // 
            this.txtInput.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(8, 100);
            this.txtInput.Name = "txtInput";
            this.txtInput.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(379, 20);
            this.txtInput.TabIndex = 0;
            // 
            // InputBoxDialog
            // 
            this.AutoScaleBaseSize = new System.Drawing.Size(5, 13);
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(398, 128);
            this.Controls.Add(this.txtInput);
            this.Controls.Add(this.button1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.btnOK);
            this.Controls.Add(this.lblPrompt);
            this.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.FixedDialog;
            this.MaximizeBox = false;
            this.MinimizeBox = false;
            this.Name = "InputBoxDialog";
            this.StartPosition = System.Windows.Forms.FormStartPosition.CenterScreen;
            this.Text = "InputBox";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.InputBox_Load);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();
        }
        #endregion

        #region Private Variables
        string formCaption = string.Empty;
        string formPrompt = string.Empty;
        string inputResponse = string.Empty;
        string defaultValue = string.Empty;
        #endregion

        #region Public Properties
        public string FormCaption
        {
            get { return formCaption; }
            set { formCaption = value; }
        } // property FormCaption
        public string FormPrompt
        {
            get { return formPrompt; }
            set { formPrompt = value; }
        } // property FormPrompt
        public string InputResponse
        {
            get { return inputResponse; }
            set { inputResponse = value; }
        } // property InputResponse
        public string DefaultValue
        {
            get { return defaultValue; }
            set { defaultValue = value; }
        } // property DefaultValue

        #endregion

        #region Form and Control Events
        private void InputBox_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            this.txtInput.Text = defaultValue;
            this.lblPrompt.Text = formPrompt;
            this.Text = formCaption;
            this.txtInput.SelectionStart = 0;
            this.txtInput.SelectionLength = this.txtInput.Text.Length;
            this.txtInput.Focus();
        }


        private void btnOK_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            InputResponse = this.txtInput.Text;
            this.Close();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Close();
        }
        #endregion

        /// <summary>
        /// Replacement for VB InputBox, returns user input string.
        ///
        ///
        ///
        ///
        /// <returns>string
        public static string InputBox(string prompt,
          string title, string defaultValue)
        {
            InputBoxDialog ib = new InputBoxDialog();
            ib.FormPrompt = prompt;
            ib.FormCaption = title;
            ib.DefaultValue = defaultValue;
            ib.ShowDialog();
            string s = ib.InputResponse;
            ib.Close();
            return s;
        } // method: InputBox
    }
}

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pchinery
pdfforge GbR
Germany Germany
Philip is a Software Architect with severaly years of experience. He studied business IT in the University of Wedel, Germany, and has reached his Masters degree in 2010. Back in 2002, he started his so far best-known software PDFCreator. The second developer joined two years later and since then, both constantly improve this piece of open source software.

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