We’re going to change tack slightly, here. What we’ll do is show you how to
get numbers from text boxes, and then use these numbers in your code. You’ll
need to be able to do this for your calculator project, which is coming up soon!
Start a new project for this one by clicking File > New Project from
the menu bar at the top of Visual C#.
Add a text box and a button to your new form. Set the following Properties
for the text box (the tb below stands for text box):
Size: 50, 20
Location: 40, 35
And set the following properties for your button:
Size: 75, 25
Location: 90, 90
Your form will then look like this:
What we want to do is to get that number 10 from the text box and display it
in a message box.
So double click your button to get at the coding window. Your cursor will be
flashing inside of the button code. Set up two integer variables at the top
of the button code:
Your coding window should look like this:
To get at the number in the text box, we can use the Text property of
text boxes. Here’s the line of code to add:
firstTextBoxNumber = tbFirstNumber.Text;
This says, find a text box called tbFirstNumber. Access its Text
property. When the Text property is retrieved, store it in the variable called
To display the number in a message box, add this line:
MessageBox.Show( firstTextBoxNumber.ToString( ) );
Try to Run your code. You should find C# won’t run it at all. It will give
you the following error:
With text boxes, the thing that you get is, not surprisingly, text. However,
we’re trying to store the text from the text box into an integer variable. C#
won’t let you do this – whole numbers belong in integer variables, not text.
The error message is telling you that C# can’t do the conversion from text to
numbers for you – you have to do it yourself!
So we need to convert the text from the text box into an integer. The way you
do this is to use something called Parsing. Fortunately, this involves
nothing more complex that typing the word “Parse”. You can do different
types of Parses. Because we need to convert the text into an integer, we need
an Integer Parse. So change the line to this:
firstTextBoxNumber = int.Parse( tbFirstNumber.Text );
So you type int, then a full stop. From the IntelliSense menu, you can
double click Parse. In between a pair of round brackets, you type the
text you want to convert. In our case, the text is coming from a text box. But
it doesn’t have to. You can do this:
firstTextBoxNumber = int.Parse(“10”
In the code above, the number is in double quotes. Double quotes mean that
it is text. Using int.Parse( ) means that it will be converted to a number
that you can store in an integer variable.
Run your programme and you’ll find that it works OK now. (You’ll have a green
wiggly line under answer, but that’s just because we haven’t used this
variable yet.) Click your button and the number 10 will appear in the message
box. Type a different number in your text box, and click the button again. The
new number should appear in place of the old one.
You can also Parse other types of variable. Like this:
firstTextBoxNumber = float.Parse( tbFirstNumber.Text );
firstTextBoxNumber = double.Parse( tbFirstNumber.Text );
In the first one, we’ve set up a float variable. We’ve then used float.Parse(
) to convert the text from the text box, so that it can be stored in the
float variable. We’ve done exactly the same thing in the second example, to
convert the text into a double.
Things get more complicated if you accidentally try to store a double value
in a float variable – your programme will crash! You need to try to catch things
like this with code. (You’ll see how to test for errors like this later in the
For now, let’s move on.
OK, so we’ve got text from a text box and displayed it in a message box. What
we’ll do now is to add a second text box, get numbers from both, use our Math
operators, and do some calculations with the two number we took from the text
boxes. Sounds complex, but it isn’t!
Add a second text box to your form. Set the following Properties for it in
the Properties Window:
Size: 50, 20
Location: 165, 35
Your form will then look like this:
Double click the button to get at your code. Now set up another integer variable
to hold the second number from the new text box:
To store the number from the text box in this new variable, add the following
secondTextBoxNumber = int.Parse( tbSecondNumber.Text );
This is the same as before – use int.Parse to convert the number from
the text box into an integer variable. Then store the number in the new variable.
Let’s add the two numbers up, first. We can use the answer variable for this.
Here’s the code to add:
answer = firstTextBoxNumber + secondTextBoxNumber;
So we’re just using the plus symbol ( + ) to add up whatever is in the two
variables. The numbers in the variables come from the two text boxes.
Amend your message box line to this:
MessageBox.Show( answer.ToString( ) );
All you need to do is to change the name of the variable that your are converting
Your coding window should look like ours:
Run your programme, and then click the button. You should the answer to the
addition in your message box:
Change the numbers in the text boxes, and click your button again. When you’ve
finished playing with your new form, click the red X to return to the code.
Here are a few exercises for you to try.
Use the textboxes on your form to calculate the following (you’ll need to amend
your code for three of them):
1845 + 2858
3450 – 285
35 * 85
5656 / 7
(The answers you should get are: 4703, 3165, 2975 and 808.)
Add a new text box to you form. Set up an integer variable to store a third
number. Get the third number from the text box and calculate the following:
(1845 + 2858) – 356
(3450 – 285) * 12
35 * ( 85 – 8 )
(5656 / 7) + 2156
(The answers you should get are: 4347, 37980, 2695 and 2964. You’ll have to
keep closing the form down. Then add round brackets, the operator symbols, and
the new variable.)
Once you’ve completed the exercises, you can move on to tackling the next project
– your very own calculator!
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