Solved

Textbox length in characters?

Posted on 1998-06-08
3
214 Views
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).
- Thanks, This is a great service!!!!
0
Comment
Question by:guadalupe
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:stevesm
ID: 1462849
Do you know which font,point size,bold,italic,etc. If so try using an "X" as an example in your text box, because of the variations in different fonts its too difficult to judge how many characters will fit into a text box. If you use X as an example you will be able to determine the maximum number of characters that you can use.

Regards Steve
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Renes earned 50 total points
ID: 1462850
With textwidth you can measure the with of text. Two examples:windowrect2.left = frmMain.TextWidth(left$(Currentline.Text, Charpos - letters)) + 1
               windowrect2.right = windowrect2.left + frmMain.TextWidth(word)
with these functions I can get the position of a word in a sentence (I use it to spellcheck like in MSWord and put ~~~~ under a misspelled word.)
The With is expressed in the scalemode setting, so if the form is in twips, the measures are also in twips
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:clifABB
ID: 1462851
If you're looking for the number of characters, use the Len() function:
nNumChars = Len(Text1.Text)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
This article describes some techniques which will make your VBA or Visual Basic Classic code easier to understand and maintain, whether by you, your replacement, or another Experts-Exchange expert.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question