Solved

Textbox length in characters?

Posted on 1998-06-08
3
216 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
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

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

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

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.
Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month5 days, 17 hours left to enroll

626 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