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I am creating ToolStripMenuItems using a For counter. It reads from a database and populates the list. I have already got the following code to work:

VB
Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To apps.Tables("APPS").Rows.Count - 1
                Dim mi As New ToolStripMenuItem
                mi.Text = apps.Tables("APPS").Rows(i).Item("AppName")
                mi.Image = Image.FromFile(apps.Tables("APPS").Rows(i).Item("AppPath") + "\icon.png")
                mi.Tag = mi.Text
                List.DropDownItems.Add(mi)
                AddHandler mi.Click, AddressOf mi_Click
            Next


However, I want to run the application that the button was created to represent when it is clicked. AddHandler doesn't let me supply the mi_Click(mi.Tag) argument. How else can I get this variable forwarded to the sub?
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Everything you have so far looks correct. Here is the next step.
In the Click EventHandler you should cast the sender, like so:
VB
Private Sub mi_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
   Dim mi As ToolStripMenuItem = DirectCast(sender, ToolStripMenuItem)
   ' You now have access to any Property of the currently clicked MenuItem.
   Dim text As String = mi.Tag
   ' Do other stuff here.
End Sub

Hope it helps :)
 
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Reiss 25-Oct-11 9:36am    
my 5, just what I was going to post
Sander Rossel 25-Oct-11 10:00am    
Thanks :)
saint1997 25-Oct-11 10:05am    
Thank you so much. This worked like a charm. :)
Sander Rossel 25-Oct-11 10:29am    
No problem :)

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