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Hello all,

i have a question for the event handler, i'm really weak in this event handler/delegate.
normal event handler like example 1 still ok for me,

example 1 :
private abc as eventhandler
private sub MethodTest()
   addhandler, addressof Method1
End Sub

but i see some code do like below example 2:

example 2 :
Private ZZZ As System.EventHandler = Nothing

private sub Method999()
   Me.ZZZ = New EventHandler(AddressOf Method1)
   <big>AddHandler me.AnotherEvent, me.ZZZ</big>
End Sub

private sub Method1(byval sender as object, byval e as eventArgs)
   'do something
End Sub

as what i know the example 1 and example 2 will perform the same function.
im not really understand how to use the code do like this.
hope somebody help me for this.
Updated 29-Jan-12 13:57pm
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 18-Jan-12 4:30am    

MSDN: EventHandler Delegate[^]

From reading the above article there is no technical difference between them except you are creating a eventhandler variable and assigning the addressof statement to that rather than the addhandler statement.

hope that makes sense
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This is what I have done in the past. I hope this helps you.

A separate class that does something.
Public Class clsClassEvents
Event ReportFeedback(strMessage As String)

Public Sub DoSomething()
RaiseEvent ReportFeedback("I did something!")
End Sub
End Class

In my main form I declared my class as follows.
Private WithEvents myFeedback As New clsClassEvents()

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
End Sub

'Every time you call myFeedback.DoSomething() this Sub will be triggered.
Private Sub myFeedback_ReportFeedback(strMessage As String) Handles myFeedback.ReportFeedback
Me.Text = strMessage
End Sub

Let me know if this helps.
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Idle_Force 19-Jan-12 13:41pm    
'Every time you call myFeedback.DoSomething() this Sub will be triggered.
Private Sub clsClassEvents_myFeedback (strMessage As String) Handles clsClassEvents.ReportFeedback '<-fixed this line, correct event name
Me.Text = strMessage
End Sub
Clark Kent123 19-Jan-12 13:48pm    
Thanks I have updated my solution.
jonaschu 29-Jan-12 19:55pm    
bro, thanks for your suggestion. i know for this method.. this method normally i use as a static event handler.. i just don't know what is the different from example 1 and example 2 code i paste on the top.
Clark Kent123 30-Jan-12 13:56pm    
No problem. I encourage you to check the link Simon_Whale posted (Solution #2). The answer is found there.

Check the section on "Associating Events with Event Handlers"

Finally, I would like to encourage you to vote if either or both of us have answered your question. So it can be closed or rephrase your question.

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