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This article describes a function you can use to determine which option button in a control array is selected.
A common programming task in Visual Basic, given a control array of option buttons, is to determine which option button in the array is selected. The option button that is selected will have its Value property set to True, while all others will have Value properties of False. This article outlines a short function that will return the index of the selected option button when it is passed a reference to a control array of option buttons. It will work correctly even when some indexes are skipped or not present in the control array. In addition, to avoid logic errors in writing code, it will fail and return a -1 if it is passed a control array of another type of object (like a check box). The function was contributed by Bruce McKinney, author of Hardcore Visual Basic, which is published by Microsoft Press.
The code for the function is:
This function can be called like this:
Article ID: 147673 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.1