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Accessing textbox via reflection

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Hi gang,

I am trying to access the controls on an .ascx via reflection, but cannot seem to figure out which of the "Get..." methods on the type to call to do it.

I have a page with a textbox called "txtFirstName" on it, and what I am trying to do is fill the textbox with data from a domain object. My code to access the textbox is:

Dim dispCompInfo As System.Reflection.FieldInfo
dispCompInfo = Me.GetType.GetField("txtFirstName", Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic | Reflection.bindingflags.Instance)

but it keeps coming up with nothing or I get an error that a message is being passed to an object that equals nothing. I have tried other Get... methods on Type, but none seem to yield the textbox. What am I doing wrong?

Also, once I get the textbox, do I need to get property info for the "Text" property in order to set a value in it, or is there some other more convenient/clever way to do that?

Thanks for any input!


From: Christopher Burns

Posted by a user from .NET 247 (

Nov 21 '05 #1
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