[Gambas-user] how to write text in indexed list of labels

Jussi Lahtinen jussi.lahtinen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 22:24:12 CEST 2020

> BTW It is wonderful that this is so! As it enables us to write hundreds
> of custom controls which may have any number of weird properties unknown
> to Me[controlname As String]

Me[] is just collection of objects (specifically controls). It does not
"know" anything and it doesn't have to.
It just returns the object, which does or does not have the asked property.

I just find the cast really confusing:

Dim obj As Object = Me["Label1"]

Print Object.Type(obj) = Object.Type(Me["Label1"])

Print obj = Me["Label1"]

Yet, obj is an instance of label and Me["Label1"] is an instance of
control. Object.type() just cannot show it.
But everything works OK if you trick Gambas to do the cast, example both

["a": Me["Label1"]]["a"].Text = "Pippo"

[Me["Label1"], "a"][0].Text = "Pippo"

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