Variable not loading RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm trying to get the textbox to display the first line of the File, 


    However when I click each button the text file has “System.Management.Automation.PSVariable”

    Any Help?

    $form=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
    function function-to-run{
    $search = $This.text
    $Email = Get-Variable -Name Email$search
    $textUpdate.Text = $Email
    $files = (Get-ChildItem H:\People\*.txt).BaseName
    foreach ($file in $files) {
        $b=New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
         $b.add_click({  function-to-run })
    Set-Variable -name Email$file -Value $file
    $textUpdate = New-Object Windows.Forms.TextBox
    $textUpdate.Location = New-Object Drawing.Point 0,0
    $textUpdate.Size = New-Object Drawing.Point 250,30
    $textUpdate.Text = ""

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:31 AM

All replies

  • This:

    $textUpdate.Text = $Email

    Needs to be this:

    $textUpdate.Text = $Email.Value


    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:20 PM
  • This would make more sense:

    $files = (Get-ChildItem c:\temp\*.txt).BaseName
    $form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
    $form.Size = '650,400'
    $form.StartPosition = 'CenterScreen'
    $buttonClick = {
        $search = 'Email' + $this.Text
        $textUpdate.Text = Get-Variable -Name $search -ValueOnly
    foreach ($file in $files) {
        $b = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
        $b.Name = $file
        Write-Host $file -fore green
        $b.location = "0,$( (25 * $i++) + 25 )"
        $b.size = '100,20'
        $b.Text = $file
        $b.Tag = $file
        Set-Variable -name "Email$file" -Value $file
    $textUpdate = New-Object Windows.Forms.TextBox
    $textUpdate.Width = 200
    Using a FlowLayoutPanel would also simplify this.


    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:23 PM
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