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Textbox length in characters?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
In VB5, how can you get an integer which represents the length, in chracters, of a textbox even if it is empty.
The  widthproperty is in twips (which I have been roughly translating to 1/100 + 3 to get characters, but its
rough) and the TextLength Function is only for the lenght of  actual text (written characters).
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This is a duplicate question (you may have submitted it twice by mistake) - you should choose "delete" to delete this question and reclaim the points before someone tries to answer it!
It would depend on the Characters - All characters can have different widths
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